Francesca Marcolina

Born in North East Italy, Francesca has been living between her native city Sacile and Vittorio Veneto where she attended Accademia Teatrale Lorenzo Da Ponte.
While training at Accademia, Francesca completed her BA in Languages and Literature at the University of Udine.
Passionate about Linguistics and literature, her final dissertation explored her most beloved subjects and culminated in the production of the essay Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation: the musicality and power of Elizabethan English through Shakespeare’s plays.
Based on David Crystal’s studies of Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation and the performing style initiated at The Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London, the essay explored the relationship between Original Practices and modern audiences through language and pronunciation.

Her passion for the English language and The Shakespeare Globe, brought Francesca to London to have the chance to explore and learn from different cultural and linguistic perspectives and therefore further her training to improve her flexibility as an actor and to pursue her acting career.

Training and performing in Italy:

Training at Accademia Da Ponte included: acting technique, screen acting, dance theatre, voice and diction, dubbing.

Francesca has been involved in various drama school productions and then joined the Accademia ensemble and started working professionally in the outdoor stage based in the drama school yard, Piccolo Teatro Dante.
Many productions have also been brought on tour (indoor and outdoor venues).
Some performances have been adapted also for Street Theatre thanks to the purpose built wooden stage created by the Accademia ensemble to bring the shows from town to town (just like theatre used to be!).
Productions include Shakespeare performed in Italian and Goldoni performed in both Venetian and Italian.
Theatre in Education includes performing as Alice in Alice in Wonderland. The production toured locally in schools as well as in various indoor and outdoor venues.

Training in London

Since Francesca moved to London, she kept training while auditioning for drama schools. She attended workshops and classes that included voice and accent, screen acting, acting techniques and Shakespeare. In November 2020, Francesca graduated from East 15 Acting School with distinction.
Her training at East 15 included a three week residency at The Shakespeare Globe Theatre with a performance on stage of The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Joanne Howarth.
Classes included Laban, Physical Theatre, singing, screen acting, studying and performing contemporary and modern UK plays such as The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan and Eigengrau by Penelope Skinner.
Francesca showcase performance was an online zoom production as Viola in Twelfth Night directed by Sonia Ritter.

Training includes:

City Academy:
Acting with Katie Sherrard
Screen Acting with Beru Tessema

Accent softening for actors with Kate Montegue
city-academy.com

The Actors Temple:
Foundation Course (Meisner Technique)

RP Accent
actorstemple.com

East 15 Acting School:
MA Acting International
east15.ac.uk

Workshops:
Speak the speech I pray you with Olivia Mace
Shakespeare’s verse with Owen Horsley
Duologues: relationship and spontaneity in action with Ned Bennett

Group coaching: Hamlet with James Garnon, Sarah Case, Simone Coxall (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)