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Play Reading Camp: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Read Shakespeare from start to finish with a group of other teens in this readers theatre-style camp focused on the magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Calling all teen actors and Shakespeare enthusiasts! Let’s read Shakespeare with theatrical flair and bring it to life. This live read-through of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will help you get familiar with the Bard’s work and grow your cold reading skills in this one week camp. Important: This class has a maximum of 6 learners per section to ensure each participant has ample time to read a variety of roles. I ask learners to keep cameras on for the duration of this class. Age Requirement:...
My hope is that every learner that takes this class will leave more comfortable with Shakespeare’s language, with better cold reading skills, and with a desire to experience more of Shakespeare’s work.
I have extensive experience performing and directing Shakespeare plays. I have directed productions with mixed groups of middle school and high school students ages 12 and up and it is always great fun. I think that theatrical readings are a great way for students to explore a variety of roles in a pressure-free environment.
Homework OfferedNo work is required outside of class.
Assessments OfferedThis class requires active participation. Learners will be assessed on their willingness to explore the language and discuss the theatrical possibilities of the play.
I highly recommend headphones or earbuds with a mic for this class. A link to the script will be available in the classroom before our first read-through. If students would prefer a hard copy we will be reading from the Folger version.
When dealing with problematic aspects of Shakespeare’s plays, I like to discuss the historical context as well as talk about ways modern performers and acting companies are grappling with and challenging these concepts in contemporary productions. We will discuss how we can approach the texts as actors of our time, how to make choices that reflect our values, and discuss ways a contemporary company might adapt the play for a modern audience.
We will be using the Folger version of the text which is freely available online. A link to the script will be provided in the classroom.
Meet the teacher
Good morrow to my fellow actors, writers, and literary scholars! I'm Ms. Drea (she/her) aka "Director of Chaos" and I'm obsessed with literary and performing arts! They are my absolute passions and I love to share them with everyone I meet. My...
$36for 3 classes
3x per week, 1 week
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 7 learners
Live video meetings
4-8 learners per class
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