Masterclass: Shakespeare’s Rhetoric

Moderated by Armin Shimerman
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
9:00am – 11:30am PDT
On Zoom
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If you have always wanted to learn more about Shakespeare, now is your chance! Professor Shimerman (USC School of Drama) will moderate an online masterclass on Shakespeare’s England and his brilliant language. This class is for actors, students, and anyone who has ever had an interest in furthering their understanding of Shakespeare. Professor Shimerman’s online masterclass will illuminate Shakespeare’s language by delving into the fundamental principles of Elizabethan writing – rhetoric. Participants will gain an understanding of the social mores of Shakespeare’s time period, including religion, politics, class hierarchy, and ethics.

Ticket holders will be emailed their Zoom link and additional class materials 36 hours prior to the Masterclass. If you do not receive an email or need additional help, please contact us at 818.506.1983 or right away. 
Armin Shimerman is a highly regarded actor and is best known to television audiences as Quark, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. At ANTAEUS: The Seagull, Macbeth and many ClassicsFests. Broadway: Joe Papp’s Three Penny Opera; Circle-in-the-Square’s St. Joan; Richard Rodgers’ I Remember Mama; George Abbott’s Broadway.  Selected Regional Theater: San Diego Repertory Theater: King Lear (Fool), Road to Mecca (Marius), The Seafarer (blind Irishman – San Diego Critics Circle Award for Best Actor); The Old Globe: Richard III, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor; American Shakespeare Festival: Henry V; Indiana Repertory Theatre: HoagyBixWolfgang Beethoven Bunkhouse; Guthrie Theatre:Three Penny OperaCamilleWild Oats.  Selected LA Theater: Matrix Theatre: Birthday Party (LA Drama Critics Circle Nom. Lead Performance); Theatricum Botanicum: HamletAs You Like It; Odyssey Theatre: MisallianceJuno and the Paycock (with his wife, Kitty Swink), Standup Shakespeare; Mark Taper: Richard II.   TV: 80 different Guest Star roles, including: Antaeus the Nox on Stargate, Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Judge Hooper on Boston Legal, and recently on CSI, Castle, and Franklin and Bash. As a voice-over artist, he was the long running voice of General Skarr on three different animated shows; he has been in over two dozen video games, acclaimed for his voicing of Dr. Nefarious in the Ratchet and Clank franchise as well as Andrew Ryan in the Bioshock  series.