A seminar with a special look at performing violence in the works of Shakespeare.
This class will be looking at interpreting the violence of Shakespeare beginning with an introduction (or refresher course) on breaking down and reading the text. Then we will interpret the types of violent acts that can be extrapolated from the text. This will guide our exploration of options for performers and choreographers to express character and reveal story through violence.
This seminar is an excellent companion to Staging Shakespeare’s Violence: Domestic Fury by Jared Kirby and Seth Duerr, an in-depth examination of how the greatest playwright in the English language employed not only psychological brutality, but also physical violence throughout his works