Advanced Scene Study in 2020

RICHARD III, April 26-May 31

Sundays, 12-4 (4-8 on May 3, 17, 31)

TITLE TBA, June 14- July 19

Sundays, 12 -4 (4-8 on July 19)

TITLE TBA, July 26 - August 30

Sundays, 12 - 4 (4-8 on Aug. 2)

Now Enrolling: RICHARD III

April 26 - May 31, 2020


April 26, May 10, 24 (12:00-4:00pm)
May 3, 17, 31 (4:00-8:00pm)

This Advanced Scene Study class is designed to help the experienced actor become more alert to Shakespeare, one play at a time! Next up, we continue our exploration of The War of the Roses with Richard III.

Collectively, we read the selected play, applying rhetorical devices and shifts in meter that allow us to vigorously speak the text, yet maintain nuance.

Then, we enter rehearsal mode, and on our feet, explore the characters and given circumstances through movement and staging. This class keeps us in shape to perform, while fine-tuning our ability to "read" and "play" Shakespeare's music with boldness, clarity, and texture.

this is an advanced class for those with experience performing shakespeare or those who have taken the gymnasium

class held ONLINE via ZOOM

$250 per 6 week session


By invitation only

Richard III

Richard III follows directly after Henry 6, pt. 3 and is about the death of Henry 6 and the fall of the House of Lancaster, giving way to the rise of the House of York. It follows the loss of Richard York's first two heirs, leaving Queen Elizabeth and her two young sons, the Princes in the Tower, vulnerable to Richard of Glouster, who ultimately unseats them all and is established as King Richard III. It then follows the prophesies of Henry 6's banished Queen Margaret as the House of York collapses under the barbarous rule of Richard, and the way is paved for the House of Tudor to finally bring peace and balance to a divided, war-torn country.

Click here for Synopsis

Click here for Folger version

The War of the Roses

War of the Roses, (1455–85) was the series of dynastic English civil wars whose violence and civil strife preceded the government of the Tudors. Fought between the Houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne, the wars were named many years later from the supposed badges of the contending parties: the white rose of York and the red of Lancaster.

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"Scene Study with Susan Angelo has significantly increased my understanding of the Bard’s work. Her method of examining text, character analysis, and how to tackle prose and verse has made Shakespeare less intimidating. In fact, she makes reading his plays exciting!There are so many layers to his writing and she helps you pierce them all." 

Christopher Loverro, actor, founder of Warriors for Peace

"I came to the Shakespeare Gymnasium and Scene Study classes after being on the “other side of the camera” for over two decades (not to mention that when I was acting, I had never performed Shakespeare!) My fears were quickly put to rest by Susan’s contagious enthusiasm, support, direction, and exercises that help focus the actor on simply what needs to be done. Her remarkable breadth of knowledge about Shakespeare and the technical demands of this kind of text are nothing short of inspiring. She has given me a newfound love of Shakespeare and re-lit my acting bug." 

Rebecca Robertson-Szwaja, script supervisor (Goliath, Veep, Sideways)

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How to Enroll:

If you were in the Henry 6 sessions, enroll for Richard III here

If you have taken the Gymnasium but are new to this Scene Study, let's talk to see if it's a good fit.
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If you are new to Susan Angelo Acting Studio, let's set up an interview and/or audition to make sure this Advanced Scene Study is right for you! click here

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