Applications are open for the Auckland Shakespeare Company’s Master Class 2014 which will put actors aged 16 years and over through their paces during a week-long workshop. Arch Hill actordirector Laurel Devenie is this year’s guest director who will be taking students through a cut version of King Lear. The masterclass will run from July 14 to 18 at TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs. Applications close June 20. Go to auckland shakespeare.com.