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(Classes begin October 6 – Class size limited)

Acting Shakespeare class introduces the challenges and delights of performing the texts of William Shakespeare.

Instructor: Kevin Hammond

  • Artistic Director/Co-Founder, Humber River Shakespeare
  • Member of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival
  • Guest Director: Arabian Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Shakespeare Co
  • Former Artistic Director for Shakespeare in the Rough

In this class you will be introduced to a variety of tools and insights that will lead to a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s text and clarity in your performance.

SHAKESPEARE in PERFORMANCE puts the acting of Shakespeare’s words within reach of the contemporary actor.

With an equal focus on the Body, the Breath, the Text AND the Imagination the student will begin to appreciate the physical stamina, mental rigour and creative insight required to perform Shakespeare’s text.

The first part of the course will be dedicated to monologue work and the second half will focus on scenes.

When: Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm
October 6 – December 1 (9 evenings)
Where: Fraser Studios, 76 Stafford St, unit 101
Cost: $325 (Cheque/Visa/MC accepted)
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About the Instructor...
As Artistic Director for Humber River Shakespeare Kevin has directed As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Christmas Carol, and more.

Kevin recently directed The Taming of the Shrew this past spring at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Othello for the Arabian Shakespeare Festival in San Francisco.

In 2012 Kevin was selected to participate in the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival. Kevin spent five years as Artistic Director for Toronto’s Shakespeare in the Rough (2001-2005).

“Kevin has a wonderful way of working with actors at all stages of their career. He knows the right questions to ask, and is able to quickly dial in to how a particular actor works, and pushes them in a way a director should. His understanding of Shakespeare's language, and how to effectively color and shape text is the reason why Shakespeare should be seen and not read. Meet him. Talk to him. Work a piece. You won't regret it.” - Trevor Pease

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