"Actions to Words/Words to Actions"a great inter-active program for children, adults or both together! Participants use theater games to explore the sounds and rhythm of a Shakespare text, and then create a brief performance piece.
"The Comical Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbie"a performance of the "play within the play" from A Midsummer Night's Dream, adapted to include audience participation. This program, "hilarious and cool" in the words of one youngster, is less instructional than other programs.
"Dancing the Words"a workshop in which participants stage the scene when Romeo and Juliet first meet (Iv). Actors coach partitipants' analysis of text and creation of an Elizabethean dance.
"Midsummer in Motion"a lecture/demonstration showing how Shakespeare's text appeals to actors' sense of sound and movement, including the Fairies' Roundel (IIii) and fight between Demetrius and Hermia (IIIii).
"Romeo & Juliet: Three Scenes" and "Romeo & Juliet: Four Scenes (with fight)"lecture/demonstrations, in which Chicspeare actors performance scenes from the play, and also take the audience behind the scenes to see how the performances were created.
"Shakespeare Shorts"a lecture/demonstration designed to introduce audiences to Shakespeare's stagecraft, sampling from both comic and dramatic scenes.
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