Shakespeare Comedy & Combat

PLUS
Midsummer Night's Dream!

 

Teacher:  Cy Brown with Shakespeare Kids

Ages:  12+

NO MATERIAL FEES!

Class Fees:

Winter & Spring:  10 weeks:  $310 or $310 if taking 2 or more classes

 

Fall:

In this program, students will learn stage combat, physical comedy and study one of Shakespeare’s works A Midsummer Night’s Dream with acting technique for performance. Through physical and theatrical exercises, students will learn how to create and develop a character, understand Shakespeare and use their voices and bodies to tell this great story. This class is a safe and supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to make bold acting choices while learning teamwork and gaining confidence. The 10-week session will culminate in a choreographed comedy fight scene and performance selection from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students will also get a great workout!

 

Winter & Spring (Dual Enrollment Required)

Join us for a fun and exciting program of rehearsing and performing an edit of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies ~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our script is edited from the original text keeping the Elizabethan English and features ALL the exciting plots of the hilarious tradesmen/actors, the royalty of Athens, the magical fairies and rulers of the fairy kingdom and, of course, the comical “lovers” and their big brawl in the woods. Through physical and theatrical exercises, students will learn how to create and develop a character, understand Shakespeare and use their voices and bodies to tell this great story. We’ll bring it all together as we prepare for an end-of-year performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Huck. This class is a safe and supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to make bold acting choices while learning teamwork and gaining confidence. All students will get a speaking role involving lines that will need to be memorized on schedule. Roles range in size (small, medium and large) and will be cast in consideration of class size, production needs and student preference. REQUIREMENT: DUAL TRIMESTER COMMITMENT.