STC Salon: Verse in the 17th Century
Thursdays, November 5 through December 17 (No Class on Thanksgiving, November 26)
6:45–9:15 p.m. EST (including a 20-minute break)
Instructor: Dan Crane
Prior Experience: None required.
Inspired by STC’s popular Salon, explore the nuances of verse in the 17th century with STC Teaching Artist Dan Crane. In addition to discussing the different genres and styles of drama utilizing verse throughout the Renaissance and Restoration, learn specific techniques to identify and analyze rhythmic variations and their impact on textual interpretation. Dive deeper into Shakespeare’s language while also looking at the works of his contemporaries like Marlowe and Jonson, and even the works from later in the century by playwrights outside of England like Moliere.
Dan Crane, STC Teaching Artist
Years with STC: 13
Last Seen Directing: Two Gentlemen of Verona with STC and George Washington University’s Academy for Classical Acting and Don Juan with Taffety Punk
What Students Say: “I really appreciated Dan’s depth and breadth of knowledge, as well as his versatility in engaging the class. He has a highly interactive style that makes the time fly by–truly never a dull moment! He is clearly an expert in his field and brings his passion for the craft to the classroom, which makes for a rich and rewarding learning experience.”