Course Description

Shakespeare’s plays should be fun. Shakespeare was an actor who wrote for actors. His plays were meant to be seen and heard, not read. Our day-long session will embrace techniques that unlock the mysteries of how to actually make sense of Shakespeare. We will explore a number of the more well known passages from such plays as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, MacBeth and Othello. Both the soliloquy and the scene will be examined. At the end of the day, you will know how to actually speak Shakespeare’s words, and will also know what they mean. (S’Blood = God’s Blood). You will have opportunity to spend the day learning in the brand new F.R. Matthews Theatre.

Course Details

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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