11/7 – 12/5/11 Adult Acting Shakespeare with Maryland Shakespeare Festival master teacher Stephen Lorne Williams
Have you done no, little, some, or a lot of acting, but are curious to find how you can breathe life into Shakespeare and Shakespeare can breathe life into you? Join Maryland Shakespeare Festival master teacher Stephen Lorne Williams for a class in the foundational concepts of classical acting.
Working individually and in scenes with fellow students, you’ll explore the energy and precision actors need to bring Shakespeare’s heightened language alive for modern audiences. Stephen will guide you in MSF’s signature techniques of engaging with the audience, connecting to the inner life of the character, and physicalizing Shakespeare’s poetry. This is not a course on standing up straight and reciting in a booming voice — you’ll get your hands dirty and discover what makes Shakespeare raw, riveting, and downright rambunctious.
Stephen Lorne Williams is a veteran actor of the West End in London and Broadway, and you might have seen him around Frederick in the unforgettable roles of Shylock (The Merchant of Venice), Malvolio (Twelfth Night), Gloucester (King Lear) and Prospero (The Tempest).
Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec. 5
All Saints Episcopal Church in Parish Hall
21 North Court Street
Course fee: $90