"Rob Clare is an incredibly valuable resource."
Directing - learn more about the plays and projects Rob has directed. Click here for more.
Workshops - find out about upcoming workshops and classes. Click here to contact Rob for information.
Coaching/Audition Prep - arrange one-on-one time to improve your ease, creative freedom and authority with Shakespeare. Click here to contact Rob.
Text Analysis/Dramaturgy - get help from a former text coach to the RSC, and Oxford University PhD in Shakespeare. Click here to connect with Rob.
As well as in his native UK, and in the USA where he now lives and works, Rob Clare has directed Shakespeare projects and productions all around the world. Past productions include: Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, Richard III, Cymbeline, Pericles, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, All's Well That Ends Well, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and most recently, Troilus and Cressida. He also devised and directed a Shakespeare Sonnets with Jazz project in which he himself performed in Ireland and Australia, and an evening of Shakespeare accompanied by classical music presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Click here for a full resume. Click here to contact Rob.
Drawing on his extensive freelance experience with leading theatre companies such as the RSC, and Steppenwolf, and with actor training programs including NYU Tisch, UCLA, Central School of Speech and Drama, Yale, and Juilliard, Rob regularly leads one-off or more extended workshop series in and around Los Angeles, as well as in New York City. He can also tailor workshops to the individual needs of specific institutions, individuals, or theatre companies as required. Such workshops are entirely flexible. If or as appropriate, they may be focused on a specific play or plays, or on specific themes such as Working with Verse, or Shakespeare for Auditions purposes.Click here for a full resume. Click here to contact Rob.
Coaching and Audition Prep
Individual coaching and/or preparation for auditions is shaped according to the specific needs of the individual actor, whether in person, or, for added convenience, via Skype. Rob is also happy to recommend specific monologues on which a given actor might work, and to edit or otherwise tailor these as appropriate for auditions purposes. Click here for a full resume. Click here to contact Rob.
Dramaturgy and Text Analysis
Over the years, Rob has cut and otherwise edited or re- shaped numerous Shakespeare plays for performance. His comprehensive background in literary studies and in text analysis enables him to navigate with authority between textual variants, and also to provide cut versions of the plays that retain their essence, thematic scope, and character, as well as the form and integrity of the verse. Having published award-winning academic criticism, and having also taught Shakespeare in leading universities (including Oxford University, where he earned his PhD), he is happy to work one-on-one or in small groups with clients who may be students of literature, as well as with practitioners. Such work can be arranged in person, via correspondence, or via Skype. Click here for a full resume. Click here to contact Rob.