Master Class: Shakespeare’s Rhetoric

Moderated by Armin Shimerman
Saturday, October 26
1:00 – 5:00pm
$65 Tuition

Shakespeare got your head shaking? Armin Shimerman’s masterclass offers a new understanding of the world’s greatest playwright by illuminating his language. In this class, students will learn the fundamental principles of Elizabethan writing – rhetoric – as a basis for mastering the Bard’s complexities and providing tools for actors to communicate the subtleties of the language. But this class is not just for actors! Professor Shimerman (the USC School of Drama) delves into the social mores of Shakespeare’s time period including religion, politics, class hierarchy, and ethics. If Shakespeare has been a stumbling block for you, this masterclass is the Rosetta Stone to unlock his mysteries.

Students say that one class with Professor Shimerman taught them more about Shakespeare than all their years of high school and college, and many of his former students have subsequently worked on Shakespeare productions or taught the Bard themselves.