A fun, fearless, and fast intro to Shakespeare online, for those who just want to get their feet wet!
Learn how to connect Shakespeare's world to our own, find common themes in his plays and our modern societal issues, and how to unlock the language to make it more accessible and easier to understand. Classes will include group activities and games as well as monologue and scene work.
A perfect class to help beginning/intermediate actors gain the confidence, understanding, and knowledge that all Shakespeare actors desire! Join others who are in the same boat as you in a supporting, accepting, and lively atmosphere!
ASC faculty member Sarafina Vecchio developed "ShakesPlay!" after receiving a postgraduate award in Teaching Shakespeare from The University of Warwick in Coventry, England, which developed the program with The Royal Shakespeare Company. She has been teaching "ShakesPlay" using her active methods since 2012, and has been a guest artist at many Chicago area high schools and colleges, as well as a private coach. Most recently, she was invited as a guest artist to Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada to help their acting company unlock ways to teach Shakespeare to schools in their area.
REQUIRED: Level 3 or equivalent training.
Students must have internet access, as well as a computer/cell phone/tablet with a working camera and microphone.
4 Week Class
Sarafina (Vecchio — ShakesPlay! Online) was fantastic! I do not have a theater background and she made this class so easy for me to grasp the concepts and understand the material. She also gave me tools that will be useful for auditions and other classes. She was able to help me understand breathing techniques that I will be able to use in contemporary classes as well. I am so grateful for everything that Sarafina did for this class, and I would highly recommend this class!
— Sara Gorman