Wednesdays, July 8 through August 12

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 of monologues, partner-based exploration, and editing 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: Ph.D. 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


July 8 - August 12

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