Upper School Course Description

  • Arts
Acting: Shakespeare in Performance

The focus will be on Shakespeare in performance. Students will learn how to take Shakespeare’s plays from page to stage. They will be introduced to Original Practices, scansion, and classical techniques specific to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Students will study, rehearse, and perform monologues and scenes from Shakespeare’s plays and be introduced to contemporary adaptations and modern practitioners of his work. Students will learn how to analyze the universal themes in Shakespeare’s works and how to bring these universal themes into performance.