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I studied Shakespearean acting extensively with Ben Reigel during my undergraduate studies and have performed Shakespeare works professionally. I will instruct you on how to interpret the original Shakespearean markings and perform Shakespearean works in a relevant way for a modern audience.
How to reach a modern audience. Scansion, the vital importance of this tedious exercise and how it can literally reveal the deeper meaning of the brilliant themes Shakespeare used and manipulated. If you're out there auditioning, you need at least two classical monologues of varying lengths. Shakespeare competence is expected and is still considered the pinnacle of stage work. If you prefer a less practical approach, we can certainly attack the subject academically in the main, though academics are naturally included necessarily in the practical work as well. The bottom line is your lessons will depend on your experience, goals and abilities. I tailor all classes to the student's needs at their current level.
Shakespeare, from the page to the stage; interpretations from the actor's Point of View as well as staging it from the director's view. We will talk about the text, what it means, how it can be interpreted, ways to explore it, why it has stood the test of time. Please Note: This course is designed to be for teens and adults, 16 and up. A Takelessons Blog Post about Shakespearean Acting: http://takelessons.com/blog/acting-in-famous-Shakespeare-plays