Course Description

Shakespeare was an actor who wrote for actors. We will treat his works as dramas and not literature. This is a practical, hands-on approach to making sense of Shakespeare. Beginning with the sonnet and progressing to the soliloquy, the secrets to understanding and speaking the works of the Bard will be revealed. After one day you will know more about how to approach Shakespeare than all your days in English classes put together.

Course Details

Kevin McKendrick

Kevin has enjoyed a successful career in theatre for over 35 years as a performer, director and teacher. He studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Mount Royal College, and Canadian Mime School. In 1976 he co-founded ARETE, a physical theatre which toured internationally for thirteen seasons. Kevin produced Shakespeare in the Park in Calgary for six seasons. He has directed plays in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Kamloops, and Vancouver.  Selected credits include: Evil Dead :The Musical, Race, Urinetown (Ground Zero Theatre/Hit and Myth), Frozen, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Sage Theatre), Glenn (Blacklist Theatre), The Hobbit (Manitoba Theatre for Young People), and Billy The Kid (Alberta Theatre Projects). Kevin has been nominated for eight Betty Mitchell Awards in Direction or Fight Direction. Kevin teaches acting, including Shakespeare, in the Drama Department of the University of Calgary.



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