Finding the Pulse

Bringing Shakespeare to Life

Shakespeare’s language lives in the body. The word on the page is only a tiny piece of the puzzle.

In the digital age, reading has become an intellectual exercise, but Shakespeare’s words weren’t written to be read. They were written to be spoken aloud, to move through our bodies and voices, to live in our toes and spine, to beat with our pulse.

This workshop transforms our understanding of Shakespeare’s words by moving them out of our heads and into our breath and bones, allowing us to access the immediacy and power of Shakespeare’s language.

Be prepared for fun, surprises, and sweat. Lots of sweat.

Ewan is an acclaimed performer, writer and director who has studied and taught improvisation, movement and experimental theatre for over 20 years.

He spent 6 years as a member of Poland’s renowned Song of the Goat Theatre, and has worked with many extraordinary theatre artists including Keith Johnstone, Kristin Linklater, Bruce Myers (Peter Brook Company) and Zygmunt Molik (Grotowski’s Teatr Laboratorium). He is co-artistic director of Company of Wolves.

Brian is one of Scotland’s leading stage actors. He has performed lead roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the National Theatre of Scotland. In 2014 he played Hamlet in the Citizens Theatre production directed by Dominic Hill. Most recently, he played the title role in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Brian is currently the Director of the Scottish Youth Theatre’s National Ensemble, a group of 16-25 year old theatre-makers from across Scotland.

Finding the Pulse: Bringing Shakespeare to Life

18-21 June / GTAC / Glasgow / 10-5pm daily

To apply:
Please tell us a little about yourself here
£200 (£180 early bird discount if you apply by 30 May)
£90 non-refundable deposit to secure your place

10% discount for those doing Bone Song AND Finding the Pulse workshops

Contact Beth at for more info or any questions!