In November 2010, a six day intensive Process week took place at the Three Mills Studios in London. The actor Ben Crystal and the director Dan Winder began to look at fresh approaches to acting Shakespeare.

The company of actors were: David Baynes, Diana Kashlan, Jamie Harding, Jaskiranjit Deol, Laura Wickham, Natalie Thomas, Warren Rusher and William Sutton.

Starting from a solid textual foundation, we played Shakespeare as simply as possible, without any great conceptual frame placed between participants and the plays. In this short week, we recreated a modern version of the kind of acting company Shakespeare worked with.

In some respects it was an original practice experiment, in that we put our trust on Shakespeare’s shoulders as a writer, director, company actor, and master dramatist. In this paring back we found new ways for actors and audiences to experience Shakespeare.