March’s Shakespeare Seminars

On March 10th we bring you not one, but two Shakespeare Classes!

 “These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume.”
Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare’s (S)words: A Zoom Seminar

10:00am to 12:30pm

This online 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.

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Performing Shakespeare’s Violence

2:30 to 6:30pm

Put all that knowledge into practice! This seminar will take the text work from our zoom seminar and apply it by reading and interpreting the text of a scene provided beforehand. Participants will get to see how that knowledge informs their choices in the process of bringing the scene to life and adding choreography. Ultimately students will present the scene to the class and show off what they’ve learned!

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Both of these seminars are 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