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Acting: Shakespeare Performance

April 4 @ 6:45 pm 9:15 pm Eastern

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Washington, DC

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Approaching Shakespeare! Ready to take your first steps of Shakespeare? Through a combination of text analysis and performance, participants will gain a working knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays and language – verse, prose, meter, character, and intent – a foundation that can then be applied towards continuing appreciation of study.

This six-week class will meet on Thursdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9. Each session is 2.5 hours.

About the Instructor

Matthew Crawford is an actor, teaching artist, and standardized patient throughout the DMV.  A Central New York native, he moved to Maryland in 2011.  He is a member of the Maryland Renaissance Festival acting company as well as an intermediate actor combatant with the SAFD.  He enjoys taking his experience into schools/camps and getting children as excited about Shakespeare as he is.  He has performed in Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Henry V, and traveling three-actor versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth; not to mention performing in numerous Shakespeare contemporaries, modern plays, and musicals (including children’s theatre).  Improv is one of his specialties and loves a good murder mystery.  Some of his other teaching credits include Signature Theatre, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre MTC, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, as well as several other companies.

This class is produced in partnership with Shakespeare Theatre.

516 8th Street SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20003 United States