The location of this class is still pending but it will definitely be uptown! (If you know of any Hudson Heights locations that would be suitable for this, feel free to suggest them in the comments section or reach out to Aaron on the Facebook page!) While this class is geared toward actors, it's also a great opportunity for dramaturgs or directors who are interested in deeper examination of Shakespearean text!
Introduction to the First Folio: An Actors Guide to Playing the Text
This introductory class provides a comprehensive guide to illuminating and understanding Shakespeare's text - identifying his practical shorthand used to instruct the actor to give a compelling performance.
• Analyze the text as a blue print: Discover the advantage and value of working within the structure of Shakespeare’s original text to build the argument of the story.
• Identifying and comprehending Shakespeare’s rhetoric: Utilizing the language as a tool that provides clues and insight to making active choices to tell the story.
• Applying your knowledge: By the final class students will have learned a new monologue through the practical application and exploration of playing from the Folio text.
Class dates: Mondays 6:30-9:30 PM
October 17, 24, November 7, 14
Enrollmnent is limited to 8 participants. Please notify if you wish to be waitlisted in case of no availability. Wait listed students shall be notified and receive priority as soon as a space opens up.
Register through facebook or call 212-971-5894 to secure your spot.
Aaron Simms is the instructor for Introduction to the First Folio: An Actor's Guide to the Text. He is the Associate Producer and Casting Director for the Inwood Shakespeare Festival in New York City. Regional credits include: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, Stage First, American Stage Theater, Human Race Theater Company, Theater West Virginia, and J City Theater. He is currently directing The Horror that Shall Not be Named at The Players Theater.