Management Training

This unique form of “Shakespeare in Business” training is tailor made for non-native speakers of English. With 20 years experience of teaching and writing materials for Business leaders in France, Tonya Trappe understands how complex Shakespeare can be for non-native speakers. Therefore her workshops have been carefully adapted to make sure that all the participants, understand and benefit from Shakespeare’s vision and insights into human nature. A vision, she believes, can help today’s business leaders communicate more effectively.

Workshops start with a short, fun presentation on Shakespeare, his works and his connections to the modern business world.

At the end of this first session participants will:

have examined some of the challenges facing business leaders today that can be found in Shakespeare

have practiced using emotion and feeling to make speeches and presentations more inspirational

have acquired knowledge concerning the plots of some of Shakespeare’s major works

have explored the uniqueness of Shakespearean language

The group then works on team building theatre games designed for all levels of English language. They are intended to:

enhance teamwork and cooperative skills as well as adding new dimensions to personality and communicative abilities

help to engage on new levels with colleagues.

help promote self confidence and self esteem

Then the fun really starts! Participants will join their teams to rehearse their scenes. These are set in the modern corporate world with a distinctly Shakespearean flavour. Each scene will be written specifically for the client and will contain references to the client’s company. They will also be adapted to the themes the client requests us to explore. They are designed to be both fun and insightful.

Each sketch has a mix of major and minor speaking parts. Therefore even people less confident with speaking English in public can take part. However, each role is essential to the overall performance of the sketch and therefore equally important. The teams are briefed on the importance of pulling together as a team in order to make the performance work. Even non speaking parts require acting with reactions and expressions which contribute to the audience’s understanding of the plot!