Oliver Ford Davis to give open masterclass at York University

Oliver Ford Davies, one of the UK’s leading actors, and also a distinguished writer on Shakespeare, will give a free masterclass at the University of York this week on the subject of Shakespeare’s fathers and daughters.

Oliver Ford Davis won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in 1990 for his performance in the National Theatre premiere of David Hare’s Racing Demon.  He has, most recently, played a series of leading Shakespeare roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Polonius in Hamlet opposite David Tennant. He appears frequently on television and in films, including a regular role in the first three Star Wars films.

He has published two applauded books on his experience as a Shakespearean actor, Playing Lear and Performing Shakespeare.  In 2017 he added a third title to this list, Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters.

He is a frequent visitor to the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York and has given a richly enjoyable sequence of masterclasses there.

This latest masterclass will be based around his 2017 book and will include performances of sequences from relevant plays.

Copies of Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters will be available for purchase, and signing, after the masterclass.

All are welcome and the event is free, but advanced booking is required. Book now

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 6.30pm  Black Box Theatre, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Campus East

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book at the link above.


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