This is the open session for Speak the Speech, Trobador Theatre Company’s course on Shakespeare, which will be led by Andrew Freeburg. Here is a brief outline of the session:
Background: who was Shakespeare?
«What is Shakespeare?»
Review of Shakespearean verse: how is it structured? How do you read it?
Exercises in reading Shakespearean verse aloud: excerpts from verse and prose monologues, dialogue from Shakespearean plays and poetry
Review of Shakespearean dramatic structure
5 acts; what they do
Tracing the influence of Shakespearean structure on drama/film:
4 acts: Chekhov (and European/American realism)
2 acts: (comedy)
acts: film screenplays
Learn more about «Speak the Speech» course: http://trobador.net/shakespeare/
Register for the free open session on 16 February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-the-speech-an-introduction-to-shakespeare-with-andrew-freeberg-free-trial-session-tickets-21313259533