Tuesdays, January 26 through March 2

Instructor: Colleen Kennedy
Prior Experience: None

Focusing on Shakespeare’s works, students will concentrate on the formal aspects of interpreting a script. Participants will learn the basics of script analysis for directors, actors, designers, dramaturgs, and spectators of Shakespearean performance through in-depth analysis, partner-based exploration, and textual exercises. The class will attend to both the micro concerns of a playtext (meter, rhyme, syntax, etc.) and the macro issues (construction, theme, meaning, etc.).

Colleen Kennedy, STC Publicist
Training: PhD in English and Theatre from Ohio State University, studied under Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stand-Up for Shakespeare program, former freelance dramaturg

From the Syllabus:
Course Objectives: Participants will…

  • Learn several different script analysis techniques and approaches
  • Read closely and methodically
  • Explore monologues and scenes to understand the script
  • Engage in editing exercises

Course Outcomes: Participants will be able to…

  • Build their toolbox of approaches and analytical tools
  • Understand and appreciate the importance of structural analysis
  • Discover preferred methods of analysis for various contexts and needs
  • Edit a scene of Shakespeare for performance

What Students Say: “Colleen was very knowledgeable and her expertise is greatly appreciated. She created a fun and positive learning environment. She made learning Shakespeare exciting and I now see scripts in a different way.”


January 26–March 2

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