Verse Drama

The focus of this advanced-level acting class is learning the play Shakespeare. Students will explore and strengthen the actor's basic tools (body, voice and imagination) as they learn to analyze text for playable clues to character and circumstance. Specific attention will be given to understanding scansion and learning to identify basic figures of speech that will increase understanding, strengthen character development, and above all, help the actor play with clarity, purpose, and humanity. Prerequisites: 107, 121, 207.