Learn the basics of approaching Shakespeare's text!
|Date:||Wednesday, April 18, 2012|
|Time:||1:00 - 4:00 pm|
134 W. 29th, 2nd floor
*Monitor on 2nd Floor will direct you to the classroom
|Status:||Events list and Seats are full|
This is a hands-on actor's workshop on the basics of approaching Shakespeare's text. After identifying challenges specific to Shakespeare, through group and individual exercises, each actor will learn a set of tools with which to approach those challenges. Actors should be dressed in clothes that allow for movement and play. This workshop will be led by Ian Hersey.
Please come to class having memorized Shakespeare's Sonnet 17.
Ian Hersey is an actor, director and teacher with over 25 years of experience with Shakespeare. He was the Shakespeare Initiative Associate at The Public Theater for over 3 years. While there he developed and ran successful programs in Shakespeare education for Actors, Teenagers and the institutionalized. He is currently back at the Public running the summer educational programming including The Shakespeare Lab, The Mobile Unit and A Midsummer Day’s Camp and a faculty member of all three programs. He also serves as the Master Teacher and Curriculum Designer at the R.Evolucion Latina Shakespeare Project. An alumnus of the NYSF Shakespeare Lab and The Actors Center, he served on the faculty at Barnard College, New World School of the Arts and The Actors Center. He has taught Shakespeare in schools, colleges, prisons, community centers, shelters and conservatories. Assistant directing credits include: King Lear (The Public Theater). Dramaturgy and/or text coaching credits include: Titus Andronicus (The Public Theater), The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Shakespeare on the Sound, The Public Theater Mobile Unit and Stanford University. As an actor, he has performed on stage and television, in film and commercials. A recipient of the Fox Foundation Fellowship, Mr. Hersey holds a B.A. from Hunter College and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University. He teaches workshops at high schools and colleges around the country.