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Fun with Shakespeare

This fun and active class combines many of the following varied performance skills with an introduction to performing Shakespeare:

Acting * Improvisation * Speech/Voice * Theater Games * Trust/Ensemble Exercises * Elizabethan Dance & Movement * Music/Song/Madrigals * Exploration of Elizabethan Life and Times

The students will also rehearse and perform an edited group scene from one of the following Shakespearean masterpieces.

Through active and creative exercises, students will learn how to develop a character, understand Shakespeare and use their voices and bodies to convey the dramatic story.  This program provides a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere where students will be encouraged to make bold and creative acting choices, while also developing new levels of personal confidence and ensemble skills.  All students will get a speaking role involving lines that will need to be memorized on schedule to support rehearsal in class.  Roles range in size (small, medium and large) and will be cast in consideration of class size, scene requirements, and student preference.  Through the Character Diary Project, students will further develop their characters within the Elizabethan time period.  Parents will be invited to a final performance in which students will show off some of their new skills and of course, their Shakespearean scene!

Homework will include memorizing lines and cues (10-20 minutes a few times a week (not all weeks of the program)) and working on their Character Diary Projects

Ages: 7+yo.

Teacher: Much Ado About Shakespeare staff

Cost:$325 (includes all materials) 

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