Shakespeare: Making the Bard’s Words Your Words

Class Detail

  • Moderated by Rob Nagle
  • wednesday
  • 7-11, June 6-August 29* (12 weeks)

  • Class Fee:
    $550 (Early Bird Discount $500, due by May 25)
  • Class Size:

Why is Shakespeare such a challenge to so many, not only to perform, but also to comprehend? Could it be that we get caught up in the academic, an analytic study of the text through reading it, and then find ourselves neglecting the characters, the people we are attempting to bring to life. In this class, through action and scene study, we will find a way to use the scansion and the poetry to make us bolder actors — and in so doing, we will find his words coming out of our mouths as conversational and current, but not casual or contemporary.

*no class the week of July 4

Course Instructor

Rob Nagle

At ANTAEUS: The Liar, Macbeth, Peace in Our Time. Other Theater: The Road Theatre, New World Stages, Skylight Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Troubadour Theater Company, Rogue Machine Theatre, VS. Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe. Film: First Love, Bad Samaritan, Mother’s Day, Fishing Naked, Boost, New Year’s Eve, Life as We Know It, The Soloist, Fun with Dick and Jane, Cellular, American Wedding. TV: Modern Family, The Librarians, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Mistresses, Criminal Minds, Touch, Castle, Major Crimes, NCIS, Mad Men, Eli Stone, Cold Case, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Without a Trace, Everwood, The Guardian, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek. Education: Northwestern University. Spouse: Heather Allyn. Pug: Roosevelt.