Playing Shakespeare

Teacher: Daniela Varon
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 1 & 2
Fee: $300
Location: NOLA Rehearsal Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 10th Floor, Studio 1

A workshop for actors and other theater artists who wish to explore a variety of approaches to Shakespeare’s text and forge a passionate, imaginative, embodied relationship with Shakespeare, his characters, and his world.  This workshop is designed to increase the actor’s physical, vocal, emotional, and intellectual responsiveness to the demands and joys of playing Shakespeare.  The weekend includes group exercises and individual monologue work.  We will do extensive text analysis, including structure of the verse, elements of language, and the use of rhetoric, while considering personalization, characterization, and the actor-audience relationship.