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Acting Shakespeare

ENGL 2879.401
also offered as: THAR 2236
TR 12-1:29pm

All the world’s a stage and Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed on it. In this open-level acting course we’ll explore the performance of three of Shakespeare’s greatest dramatic works (Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and Romeo and Juliet). We’ll dive deep into the language, verse, rhetoric, and dramaturgy of Shakespeare’s texts to create performances that are passionate, spontaneous, and real. Through acting exercises, text analysis, scene study, and vocal training, we will develop the skills needed to bring Shakespeare’s dramatic works to their most impactful life. Students will leave the course not only with techniques to perform and appreciate Shakespeare’s work, but with expressive tools that will serve them in all kinds of performance or public speaking.


English Major Requirements
  • Literature Seminar pre-1700 (AEB7)
  • Literature Seminar pre-1900 (AEB9)
  • Sector 1 Theory and Poetics (AETP)
  • Sector 3 Medieval/Renaissance (AEMR)
English Concentration Attributes
  • Drama Concentration (AEDR)
  • Medieval/Renaissance Concentration (AEMC)
College Attributes
  • Foundational Approach: Cross Cultural Analysis (AUCC)