SHAKESPEARE CLASS (Quarterly)
A Class For Actors, Not Academics
NEXT SESSION BEGINS FALL, 2017
- How To USE Shakespeare’s Verse
- What To Look For, And What To Do With What You Find
- At the end of the five session course, you will have chosen and explored a sonnet and a set-piece or soliloquy with which to audition.
This approach is applicable to all language-based texts.
AUDITION TECHNIQUE (Weekly)
“If you cater to the wants of the public, you’ll end up in the whorehouse”. – Stella Adler
A small class, one evening per week to:
- Discover or, if necessary, invent a need for doing a scene.
- Find a variety of tactics to accomplish this action and . . .
- Execute them uniquely with conviction and credibility.
- Learn how and why, in an audition situation, it is vital to be one’s own director, set designer, and costumer.
TEXT ANALYSIS (Check For Dates)
“Analysis is a means of coming to know, that is, to feel a play . . .” -Constantin Stanislavsky
All decisions are determined by an understanding of the script.
Your work on a specific text will:
- Explore the given circumstances to find conflicts and objectives.
- Present the play as a succession of events (beats).
- Define relationships.
- Find psychological needs and physical choices for action.
- Demonstrate how all characters’ super-objectives must fit the spine of the play.
Everything Is In The Text!