The Antaeus Company is offering Shakespeare, a fourteen week class moderated by Armin Shimerman. Shakespeare’s text is a gift to the actor who knows how to find the offered clues to performance. In this class, Shimerman will lead an exploration of the text’s structure and rhetorical devices. Students will learn to extract information on character and interpretation from the text, always within the context of Elizabethan daily life, beliefs and biases. The class will focus first on monologues, and then progress to scene work. The ultimate goal is to prepare an actor for ANY classical text. If you have a fear of Shakespeare, Armin will cure you of it.
Dates: 14 week session begins February 10, 2015. Tuesdays 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Class fee: $630 ($575 early bird discount if you register by 1/30/15)
Class size: 14-16. Open to actors of all ages.
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Theatricum Botanicum has had two spaces open up in their Winter Intensive Shakespeare Seminar for adults. Three weekends of Elizabethan Life and Dance, Fencing, Voice, Rhetoric, Text Analysis, Alexander Technique, Movement and Monologue work. Click Here for more information.
Registration is also open for Theatricum’s Youth Academy Classes. Click Here for information or call (310) 455-2322 to enroll.
Shakespeare Monologue Workout – TEENS ONLY
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Fencing & Stage Combat – GRADES 4-8
Saturday, February 7, 2015 (1:00 – 4:00 pm)
And over at A Noise Within, Deborah Strang will be teaching Acting Shakespeare: Scenes and Monologues. This special eight week course will begin with an in-depth exploration of Shakespeare’s scenes and monologues. Students will read and discuss The Bard and then choose specific monologues and scenes to perform. The class allows participants to incorporate physicalization of their character, and to spur a connection to key emotions that enliven their performance. Limited enrollment subject to instructor approval, ages 18 and up.
Dates: March 23 – May 11, 2015. Mondays 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Tuition: $360. Click Here for more information.