Working Classics: Romeo & Juliet
Each week we will take an in-depth look at one act of Romeo & Juliet.
We are thrilled to be on the verge of kicking off our new & improved for the virtual world - Working Classics workshop series - running Monday night's March 1 - March 29 at 7pm EST! This year we’ll tackle the ever-classic story of infamous star-crossed lovers and teenage angst gone wrong with William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Together, we'll read Shakespeare's classical text as a musician reads a score. We'll explore the complex rhythms, words, imagery, tone, structure, and context of the verse to gain a deeper level of comprehension. This deep dive into Shakespeare's text will help you to breathe new life into these well known characters and create a richer, more engaging interpretation. Our 5-week workshop series you will: Maximize your book work: refine your process for exploring classical text. Decipher first folio: discover how it can be the key to a stronger performance. Become text detectives: know which clues to use and which to discard. Find your pacing: use the verse to find the right rhythmic tempo of a scene. Each week we will take an in-depth look at one act of Romeo & Juliet. Through table reading, text analysis, and exploration of historical and linguistic context you’ll learn how to make dynamic choices quickly for more productive rehearsals and deeper insights while developing confidence in your process for working classical texts. Class participants will alternate roles throughout the class – allowing each actor to study, explore, and speak the words of a wide range of characters. We encourage folks of all ages, backgrounds, and experience to attend. Don't miss your chance to dive into the minds of Shakespeare's most misunderstood lovers! And remember, no memorization is required – simply an interest in classical theatre, a passion for learning, and a desire to play.