Shakespeare Scene Study

(aka Text Alert!)  

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, a deeper connection to each character, as we fine-tune our instruments to better hear and play Shakespeare's "music."

Enrollment is limited. 
Acceptance by interview or audition.

Sundays, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Brad's Studio, Santa Monica

$275 (for 6 week session)




Henry 6, pt. 1 
Sept. 09- Oct. 14, 2018      (11:00-3:00 on 9/30 only) 

Henry 6, pt. 2
Oct. 28- Dec. 9, 2018 
(no class Thanksgiving)

Henry 6, pt. 3
Jan. 20 - Feb. 24, 2019

Richard III 
Mar. 10 - April 14, 2019