Thu, Mar 25|
Performing Shakespeare (with KAMAL SEHRAWY) - pt. 3
Part 3 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 25, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About The Event
Watch a preview video of this class here.
This is the third and final 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.
In our final class, we’ll put the ideas we’ve been investigating as a group into practice through monologues and scene work, focusing on navigating the text and applying theoretical concepts into actualized, spontaneous human behavior. We’ll close with a reflection on Shakespeare in today’s world and what place it has in today’s discourse.
Students are not required to attend all three sessions to attend this class! New faces are always welcome, but sign up soon if you would like the opportunity to work on a scene or monologue.
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.
3/25 Class Drop-In
This is a 3-part class! Buy this ticket if you only plan on attending the 3/25 session.