Tuesdays, July 9 through August 13, 2019
Instructor: Eva Wilhelm
Prior Experience: Prior participation in Introduction to Acting or equivalent required.

Covered the basics and ready to tackle the Bard? Through a mixture of performance and text analysis, students will gain a working knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays and language – verse, prose, meter, character and intent – a foundation that can then be applied toward continued study and performance.

Eva Wilhelm, Teaching Artist
Years with STC: 8
Last seen in: The Man Who at Spooky Action Theater
From the Syllabus:

  • Week One: Paraphrasing: why do we need it, and how do we do it effectively?
  • Week Two: Objectives, tactics, and given circumstances: how do they inform our work as classical actors? Why do we need them?
  • Week Three: Operative words: how does our operative word choice help communicate our story to our audience?
  • Week Four: Verse and prose: What’s the difference? How do we recognize them? Why does it matter? How do we make sense of basic verse?
  • Week Five: More complicated verse: what are the rules? Why do we care?
  • Week Six: Putting it all together? How do we use all of these actor tools to create characters that are lively, dynamic, funny, heartbreaking, and truthful?

Approaching Shakespeare

July 9 - August 13

Education Classes and Camps
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