Jonathan Livingstone: Making the Text Ours

The Rose Playhouse

An online event beginning at 7.00 pm

Jonathan Livingstone, actor and Friend of The Rose Playhouse, presents a performance masterclass investigating Cymbeline and Tamburlaine in a quest to make the text ours. With fellow actors and a volunteer he will look at speeches by Imogen and Pisanio from Shakespeare’s Cymbeline and a speech by Marlowe’s eponymous Tamburlaine.

This is a workshop on how we can find ways of performing “difficult” text. Jonathan, interacting with some pre-selected volunteers, will show how this can be managed.


Jonathan trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Since then he has performed on many of London’s stages, most notably the Globe, the National Theatre and the Young Vic, and with the RSC. He recently appeared in Marlowe’s Edward II and Tom Stuart’s After Edward, playing the role of Edward Alleyn, in the Wanamaker Playhouse. He also appeared in The Rose’s 30th anniversary Gala in 2019.

Tickets are £5 and can be booked through TryBooking by clicking here. You will receive a link to this Zoom event via email. Any additional contributions for The Rose Playhouse will be much appreciated and go towards funding the Rose Revealed Project.

Please note that booking for this event will close at 6.00 pm on 30 March.

Photo: Marc Brenner

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.

Booking Information

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