We begin the workshop by reading through one of Shakespeare’s plays and exploring the characters and scenes from that play over the course of five weeks.
Through an exciting medley of text analysis, physical explorations of the language and scene study you’ll learn how to liberate the poetry and feeling in yourself by using the essentials of classic drama — rhythm, structure, passion, and ideas. As you rehearse in front of others, we will focus on the crucial process of building and revealing character.
This workshop will arm you with the necessary tools to attack any Shakespearean text with more confidence, all within an engaging and dynamic learning environment.
This workshop will be conducted in two consecutive 5-week sessions during the term where two contrasting plays will be the focus of the class. Actors are highly encouraged to participate in both workshops in order to deepen their experience with Shakespeare’s work but are welcome to join for either one.
For the first day of class – Part A (Jan 12):
Aquire a copy of the Folger Shakespeare Library Edition of ROMEO AND JULIET. Read it twice before the first class. (Available at Drama Book Shop & Shakespeare & Co.)
For the first day of class – Part B (Feb 16)
Aquire a copy of the Folger Shakespeare Library Edition of HAMLET. Read it twice before the first class. (Available at Drama Book Shop & Shakespeare & Co.)
For more information, call the registration office at 212-657-2370 x1.