When will we meet?
This class will meet via Zoom. Students may choose from:
MONDAYS are SOLD OUT. Please register for Tuesday's class. If you're unable to attend Tuesdays, please join the waiting list. I will do my best to accommodate as many people as i can.
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 p.m. EDT from September 7 through October 12, 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 The Comedy of Errors from an actor's perspective. We will read the play aloud together from beginning to end, focusing on the signals and directions for actors and audience 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?
With the aim of cultivating lively conversations that consider the play from multiple angles, 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 (SOLD OUT) 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 artists and people from historically marginalized groups?
Yes! In order to encourage a rich variety of voices in this class, artists and people from historically underrepresented groups (BIPOC, trans, etc.) are invited to take this class at a discount. Please see here for more details.