Taking Shakespeare from the page to the stage
What you'll learn
- bring Shakespeare's language to life, speak comfortably in front of people, and unlock the power of words
- Students will need a copy of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a camera, computer, or smartphone that has video capture capacity, a pencil, and a rubber ball (dodge ball).
Shakespeare is a frightening name to many. People assume it means complex archaic language that will be hard to understand. This course will unlock those “complex” concepts and give you the tools to own not only Shakespeare’s language but any text you have to memorize and perform whether it be a toast at a wedding, a presentation at work, or a Shakespeare monologue for an audition.
Bring language to life through fun physical exercises
- Acting out metaphor, simile, and complex imagery
- Throwing a ball against a wall to release the power of words
- Motivating speech through actions and objectives
- Understand and easily memorize through verse structure
- Gain a roadmap through any speech by walking the punctuation
- Release the power of the speech through operative words and antithesis
Most Shakespeare programs or classes will be very time consuming and costly and usually require an audition to participate. I have culled all of these techniques from 7 years of acting training, 20 years as a professional actor, and 6 years as a teacher of acting and Shakespeare. I have created a course that is not only effective in teaching the student how to perform Shakespeare but also a lot of fun!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in Shakespeare will benefit greatly from this course. Anyone uninterested in Shakespeare will learn that language is a powerful, physical force.