When will we meet?
This class will meet via Zoom. Students may choose from:
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MONDAYS 7:00-9:30 p.m. EDT from May 10 through June 28, 2021
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 p.m. EDT from May 11 through June 29, 2021
Once participants register, they will receive an email with a Zoom link, instructions, and all the resources they need to prepare for our first class.
What will we learn?
In this class, we will explore Shakespeare's play King John from an actor's perspective. We will read the play together from beginning to end, focusing on the signals and directions for actors that Shakespeare embedded in the text, using tools like rhetoric, poetic devices, verse structure, and more. We'll use what we discover to focus on communicating with clarity and specificity.
Who is this for?
This class is intended to serve a broad range of participants.
Theatre professionals will deepen their ability to navigate Shakespeare's language for more dynamic storytelling.
Educators will gain new tools to ignite their students' curiosity.
Public speakers from all walks of life will gain insight into more effective communication.
Shakespeare lovers will get an up-close look at what makes this play tick.
How do I tell you which night I want to attend?
At the end of the registration process, you'll be taken to a confirmation survey where you can choose Monday or Tuesday.
You should charge more.
These classes have been priced to make them accessible to all who wish to join. But I'll never stop you from paying more! If you feel like leaving a tip, you can do so via Venmo @EstherWilliamson (note: no hyphen).
Are discounts available for people from marginalized groups?
Yes! In order to encourage a rich variety of voices in this class, people from historically underrepresented groups (BIPOC, trans, etc.) are invited to take this class at a discount. Please see here for more details.