Thu, Mar 18|
Performing Shakespeare (with KAMAL SEHRAWY) - pt. 2
Part 2 of a 3-part class in which we work together to dispel any lofty superstitions around Shakespeare and alleviate the need to adhere to the “rules” of performing his texts. The result will be characters who are as nuanced, indecisive, and passionate as we are.
Time & Location
Mar 18, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About The Event
Watch a preview video of this class here.
This week centers around the content of Shakespeare’s writing and contextualizing it. What does an actor search for when they begin a soliloquy? Does understanding how Shakespeare’s own theater company performed his material affect how we approach it today? How does an actor use rhetorical arguments, antitheses, and other devices to their advantage?
This is the second session of Performing Shakespeare; a 3-part class formed around meeting Shakespeare’s words, devices, and verse with our own imaginations. Together, we will dispel any lofty superstitions around Shakespeare and alleviate the need to adhere to the “rules” of performing his texts, instead using those conventions as clues to inform the choices we make. The result will be characters who are as nuanced, indecisive, and passionate as we are.
Students are not required to attend all three sessions to attend this class! Click here to sign up for the final session, taking place on March 25th.
About the Guest Artist:
Kamal Sehrawy is an actor, coach, and teaching artist in New York City. He received a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has since taught classes around the city, including as an artist-in-residence at PS3: The Charrette School and guest lecturer at NYU Tisch. Credits include: Frank Finger in It’s Only a Play (Theater Workshop of Nantucket), Claudius in Hamlet (Shakespeare in the Square), and Leontes in The Winter’s Tale (The Classical Studio). You can find more information and contact Kamal directly by visiting kamalsehrawy.com.
3/18 Class Drop-In
This is a 3-part class! Buy this ticket if you only plan on attending the 3/18 session.$35.00