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Dennis J.

Dennis J.

5(12)
I teach all kinds of acting, and have for over 40 years, but I specialize in stage acting, on-camera acting, acting for the face, voice acting, comedic acting, physical acting, improv, script analysis, monologues, audition prep, audition videos and voice over auditions.
$1$40
/30 mins
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Tanya A.

Tanya A.

4.7(24)
Credits upon request. 15 years of experience.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Carole D.

Carole D.

5(19)
Carole's fifty-year career has spanned all phases of the entertainment industry. She was cast in the role of Velma in the original cast of "West Side Story" on Broadway. She was then chosen to recreate her role in the Academy Award winning film. She also starred in "Gypsy" with the legendary Ethel Merman creating the role of "Dainty June”. Teaching is the natural culmination of her vast collective experience. She works with many Broadway artists in her “singing performance" and "acting" classes at New York's famed "Carnegie Hall" and the "Complex Theatre" in the heart of Film TV Theatre Row in Hollywood. Ms. D'Andrea has helped thousands of professional performers around the world prepare for and land jobs in the industry. She was recently selected as one of the top thirty acting coaches in Los Angeles. She is so delighted this past year to be able to now reach even more students around the globe with her new online coaching. "Whatever you dream you can do; begin it. Boldness has genius power and magic in it." --Goethe
$1$55
/30 mins
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Larry P.

Larry P.

5(46)
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
$1$30
/30 mins
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Jason M.

Jason M.

4.9(37)
Prepping an audition for an upcoming show or for admission into an acting program? Want to hone and develop your audition monologues (especially Shakespeare)? Just need a coach to help you take your acting to another level? Then let's get started, online or in person. I can help. I've been working as a professional actor in the theatre and on-camera for over 25 years. I've performed with the Shakespeare Theatre in DC, ACT Theatre in Seattle, Book-It Repertory, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz to name a few. I've also been the featured voice in voiceovers for companies like University of Washington Medical, Golden 1 State Credit Union, Microsoft, and Surface Pro 3. On Camera Credits include short films, industrials, and commercials for Taco Time, Tulalip Casino, and Washington Dental Association. I hold a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting in Washington DC. My training includes a wealth of acting techniques (Stanislavski, Meisner, etc.), movement, and stage combat, with a focus in particular on voice and text for Shakespeare. I've conducted interactive workshops on Shakespearean Acting (including stage combat!) across the southeast while on tour with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival's Globeworks Program. I've also lead workshops at the West End Studio Theatre in Santa Cruz while performing with Shakespeare Santa Cruz.
$1$34
/30 mins
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Stephanie

Stephanie

4.9(286)
Shakespeare is nothing to fear and everything to love. With all kinds of fun exercises we learn all the ways in which you can make Shakespeares work your own!
$1$57
/30 mins
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Vandi E.

Vandi E.

4.9(100)
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.
$1$37
/30 mins
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Erin C.

Erin C.

5(11)
Shakespeare wrote some of the best roles for actors, and his work is just packed with tools you can use to get the juiciest possible performances. I can help you find and use those tools, whether you’re highly experienced or you’ve never acted before. I learned the basics of acting through doing Shakespeare, and I’ve introduced many young performers to acting the same way. (FYI it’s totally normal if you hated reading it in school!)
$1$30
/30 mins
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Shakespearean Acting Lessons

Shakespearean acting refers to the style of acting required to perform William Shakespeare's plays, from “Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet” to “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” and “King Lear.”

If you’ve always dreamed of performing in one of Shakespeare’s legendary plays, it’s time to brush up on your acting skills, and that’s where we can help. We offer the best online Shakespearean acting lessons and in-person classes where you can learn from professionals who have years of experience under their belts. No matter where you are in your acting journey, our teachers will help you achieve your dreams.

Certified Shakespearean Acting Teachers

Shakespearean acting isn’t like any ol’ kind of acting. It takes a lot of skill and practice as it requires mastery of everything from iambic pentameter to blank verse. To help you master this fascinating acting style, we invite you to work one-on-one with one of our certified Shakespearean acting teachers. Not only are they experienced and professional, but they’ll also have passed background checks, so you know you’re in good hands.

To find your ideal teacher, check out their profiles. You can see their qualifications, backgrounds, reviews from previous students, and starting rates. The average cost of a 60-minute lesson is $78. However, depending on the lesson type, location, and teacher, you can expect to spend between $20 and $159 per hour.

After you’ve narrowed down your choices and selected your teacher, all that’s left to do is choose your schedule and pick your preferred lesson package.

Shakespearean Acting Online Lessons for All Ages

There’s something so beautiful and exciting about watching your child get interested in the theater world. If you’re looking to further widen their horizons, turn to our Shakespearean acting lessons for kids, where our teachers will introduce them to some of Shakespeare's most famous works.

But don’t worry, we offer lessons for adults, too! Our teachers are excellent instructors and have the skills and experience to teach students of all ages. Whether it’s you or your child who wants to dabble in this acting style, our teachers are standing by to help!

Shakespearean Acting Lessons for All Levels

Who said you had to have years of acting experience to begin performing Shakespearean plays? Not us! We believe students of all levels and experiences should have the opportunity to perform these incredible plays.

That’s why we offer Shakespearean acting lessons for beginners, intermediate learners, advanced actors, and everyone in between! It’s important for our teachers to share this beautiful art form with all students, no matter where they are in their acting journey. It’s never too early—or too late—to begin exploring the Shakespearean style of acting. Sign up with us today to find the right lessons for you.

Sample Curriculum for Shakespearean Acting

We offer Shakespearean acting lessons for students of all levels. Because every student is unique, our teachers tailor lessons to each student’s specific needs. If you’re new to Shakespeare, your teacher will begin by introducing you to some of the most famous plays and helping you make sense of the different words, phrasings, and styles. From there, you’ll work on interpreting his work, reading iambic pentameter, and mastering complex techniques.

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How do I start learning about acting?

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Our Shakespearean acting lessons for beginners offer a great introduction to the world of acting. In these sessions, you’ll learn about Shakespeare plays that were first performed as far back as 1599. When you take our lessons, you’ll learn how Shakespeare’s works have paved the way for actors in modern-day. Understanding Shakespeare's plays will give you a strong foundation to grow your acting skills, even if you don’t plan to solely perform his plays.

What is taught in acting lessons?

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What you learn in our Shakespearan acting lessons will vary from one student to the next. It will depend on factors such as your age, skill level, goals, interests, and current knowledge of Shakespearean acting. From here, your teacher will create a customized lesson plan that addresses everything you’d like to work on to ensure you get the most out of your acting lessons. Each lesson is personalized, providing you with one-on-one attention.

What classes should a beginner take?

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If you’re new to this style of acting, we recommend signing up for our Shakespearean acting lessons for beginners. These lessons will introduce you to all the different plays and acting techniques so that you can begin putting them into practice. Your teacher will go at a pace that best suits you, answer all your questions along the way, and provide you with exercises you can study and practice on your own time. After putting in plenty of practice, you’ll begin to master this iconic way of acting.

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