I’m a text geek. Once I learned that Shakespeare wrote so many little hints and helpers into his text I was really hooked. I use techniques from John Barton’s Playing Shakespeare to really explore text in a way that is useful to actors. How do we as actors help the audience to understand Shakespeare –or any complicated text?
Amber Wolfe will be teaching at the upcoming summer session for the High School Intensives. She explains "Acting the Shakespearian Fight."
Any kind of physical fight within a play is simply an extension of the story. If your fight doesn’t help to tell they story, why have it in the play? In this week-long intensive we will be exploring both Shakespearian text and swordplay and how they intersect.
Rapier/Single Sword work:
Training in basic sword safety, technique and learning/creating choreography. We’ll be using epee bladed rapiers. These are light swords and easy to work with for beginners. There’s nothing like havin’ a sword in your hand and knowin’ how to look cool using it!