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Shakespeare Salon

Behind the scenes. Inside the art.

From first read to final tech rehearsal, discover just how directors, actors, and artists bring a play to the stage at Shakespeare Theatre Company. This eight-week seminar for adults will delve into the methods and ideas behind producing Shakespeare, centering on a production in the STC season. The Salon will be led by STC Education Staff, with possible appearances by special guests and glimpses behind the scenes.

This spring, the Salon will focus on the Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 repertory productions.

Topics will include:

  • Historical and cultural context
  • Major themes of Henry IV, including parent-child relationships, leadership, aging and sickness, loyalty and betrayal
  • The art of production design
  • The work of the director: casting, staging, vision
  • The methods of actors
  • Henry IV on film

Tuition: $295

Fridays, April 4 – May 23, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW