Shakespeare Scene Study: Text Alert!

2019 session dates below




Henry 6, pt. 1 
April 7 - May 19

Sundays, 12-4

Henry 6, pt. 2
May 26 - June 30

Sundays, 12-4

Henry 6, pt. 3
July 14 - August 25

Sundays, 12-4

Richard III 
September 1 - October 13

Sundays, 12-4

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About the class:

This Scene Study class is designed to make you "alert to the text".  It's an invigorating way of working through all of Shakespeare's canon, designed for the intermediate and advanced actor.

Every 6 weeks, we study a new play.  First, we read the play together, focusing on the meter (iambic pentameter vs. prose), rhetorical devices & historical background. The emphasis is on understanding the play as a whole, as we hone our speaking skills with boldness, clarity and nuance. 

Then, we get on our feet with memorized scenes and speeches, collectively exploring the world of the play, its given circumstances, and experiencing the characters'  journey through movement and staging.

This approach to Scene Study simulates an actual rehearsal process, encouraging a better understanding of each play, and a deeper connection to the characters, all while fine-tuning our ability to hear and play Shakespeare's "music."

This class, best suited for professionals and those with experience performing Shakespeare,  is held at Brad's Studio in Santa Monica.