Shakespeare

Beginning and Advanced Shakespeare

Beginning Shakespeare:  The demands of successfully interpreting Shakespeare’s characters and text are fully explored through body, voice and speech. The goal is to develop the actor’s skill to speak the text of Shakespeare authentically, clearly and persuasively and craft a truthful and compelling performance.

Advanced Shakespeare is a continuation of Shakespeare I, delving more deeply into the development of the Bard’s characters, hidden meanings, text clarity and rhythm. More advanced exercises are used to enhance the actor’s emotional life and imagination. A thorough understanding of how to connect and truthfully share Shakespeare’s stories is the major goal of this class. Physical and vocal expression is more fully explored for full productions as well as the audition experience. Actors will receive in depth constructive critiques of monologues and scene work.

This class meets once a week for eight weeks (Level I) or six weeks (Level II). Level II requires completion of Shakespeare I or equivalent.

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Beginning Shakespeare  LEVEL I

Upcoming Dates

Fri February 22 - Fri April 12
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fee: $485/8 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Advanced Shakespeare LEVEL II 

Upcoming Dates

Fri October 19 - Fri November 30
6:00pm - 10:00pm
(No class November 23)
Fee: $395/6 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Instructor: Page Clements

“We will meet, and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously.”

Page Clements is an actress and private coach in New York City. She received her BFA in acting from Wesleyan College in Georgia, where she also received the Wesleyan Woman of the Year award her graduation year. She furthered her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts / New York, receiving the Lawrence Langner Award and the Charles Jehlinger Award for speech and acting respectively. She was invited to attend a third year in the Repertory Company, receiving the school’s first Neil Simon Foundation Scholarship.

Page served as an Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at AADA for 10 years and was one of the original members of The Metropolitan Playhouse of New York. One of Page’s fortes as a teacher is creating as well as reducing regional and foreign dialects.

Page co-founded Highwire, Inc. a theatre company created to bring professional productions and actor-led workshops to universities and colleges across the country. In 2009, she was awarded two Backstage Readers’ Choice Awards: Favorite Vocal Coach and Favorite Dialect Coach. She was voted Runner-Up for both awards again in both 2010 and 2011. As an actress, Page has appeared in over 50 productions in theatres across the country and is a member of Actors Equity Association. Page also has a vocal instructional DVD available for actors and public speakers – visit bestvocalwarmups.com to obtain your copy!

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