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RECREATIONAL CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Spring 2024

 

SPEAK THE SPEECH LEVEL 1

(A beginner monologue class for adults who are not professional actors)
 

Registration for the current session is closed.
 

Follow us unto the breach as we take you through the steps of understanding and enjoying the nuances of Shakespeare’s text, while stretching your acting muscles, and building the confidence to fearlessly perform a speech from the Shakespearean canon! This class is intended for folks who have never taken a class with SBTS before.

COURSE BREAKDOWN

Spend weeks with Associate Artistic Director Drew O'Hara breaking down a speech form the work of William Shakespeare. You'll learn the building blocks that go into the performance of a Shakespearean monologues, using acting techniques and language tools used by professional Shakespearean actors.

INSTRUCTORS


Course is taught by SBTS company members Jade & Drew Douris-O'Hara. Jade is the Studio Director of Shakespeare by the Sea, and Drew is our Associate Artistic Director.

Spring 2024

SHAKES-PAIRS LEVEL 2

(a Shakespeare class for Shakespeare lovers and their spouses, siblings, friends, Romans, countrymen.)

 

Registration for the current session is closed.

Follow us unto the breach as we take you through the steps of understanding and enjoying the nuances of Shakespeare’s text, while stretching your acting muscles, and building the confidence to fearlessly perform a two-person scene with someone in your life. This class is intended for folks who have taken one of our classes before! Don't worry, we'll still spend some time on the text basics, just a little less time than your last time.

COURSE BREAKDOWN

When you register, we’ll find out from you what kind of relationship you want to play onstage with your scene partner. Always wanted to play Romeo and Juliet with your spouse? Have you got a favourite cousin who would make the perfect Celia to your Rosalind? Got a complicated relationship with your father and can relate all too well to Cordelia and King Lear? We’ll find the perfect scene and teach you how to break it down into thoughts, dive deep into its imagery, and use professional acting techniques to express yourself!

SOLO (& TRIO+) PARTICIPATION


If you can’t get manipulate/cajole/convince someone in your life to sign up with you, don’t worry! We’ll pair you up with someone else taking the class solo, and stage your scene so you stay 6 feet from one another. If you've got a three- or four-person group that would like to participate together, never fear: Shakes-Pairs is just a cute name. We can absolutely pull a scene with the right number of characters for you and your crew.

INSTRUCTORS


Course is taught by SBTS company members and real-life married Shakes-Pair Jade & Drew Douris-O'Hara. Jade is the Studio Director of Shakespeare by the Sea, and Drew is our Associate Artistic Director.

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