Shakespeare: How to access the power of words!
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Shakespeare: How to access the power of words!

Taking Shakespeare from the page to the stage
4.8 (2 ratings)
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Created by Jay Whittaker
Last updated 1/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 23 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • bring Shakespeare's language to life, speak comfortably in front of people, and unlock the power of words
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Requirements
  • Students will need a copy of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a camera, computer, or smartphone that has video capture capacity, a pencil, and a rubber ball (dodge ball).
Description

Shakespeare is a frightening name to many. People assume it means complex archaic language that will be hard to understand. This course will unlock those “complex” concepts and give you the tools to own not only Shakespeare’s language but any text you have to memorize and perform whether it be a toast at a wedding, a presentation at work, or a Shakespeare monologue for an audition.

Bring language to life through fun physical exercises

  • Acting out metaphor, simile, and complex imagery
  • Throwing a ball against a wall to release the power of words
  • Motivating speech through actions and objectives

Master Shakespeare through text exercises

  • Understand and easily memorize through verse structure
  • Gain a roadmap through any speech by walking the punctuation
  • Release the power of the speech through operative words and antithesis

There are many benefits to knowing how to perform Shakespeare. You will become much more comfortable with public speaking. You will be given exercises to conquer stage fright. You will never be afraid of the name Shakespeare again and will be able to fully enjoy his plays and the poetic language that makes him the greatest writer in the English language.

Most Shakespeare programs or classes will be very time consuming and costly and usually require an audition to participate. I have culled all of these techniques from 7 years of acting training, 20 years as a professional actor, and 6 years as a teacher of acting and Shakespeare. I have created a course that is not only effective in teaching the student how to perform Shakespeare but also a lot of fun!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in Shakespeare will benefit greatly from this course. Anyone uninterested in Shakespeare will learn that language is a powerful, physical force.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Shakespeare: from the page to the stage
6 Lectures 08:26
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Verse
5 Lectures 19:25

Scansion
04:25

Scansion part 2
05:48

Scansion part 3
06:42

Scansion part 4
1 page
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Punctuation!
4 Lectures 14:48
Punctuation!
03:59

Punctuation Game!
05:35

Punctuation Game 2
02:39

Homework
02:35
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Metaphor
4 Lectures 12:54
Poetic devices
02:01

Metaphor
03:46

Metaphor/poetic image game
05:02

Homework
02:05
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Operative words
5 Lectures 18:03
Operative words and Antithesis
02:36

Operative words
05:26

Operative words game
01:36

Antithesis
06:18

Given circumstances
02:07
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Actions and Objectives
4 Lectures 19:36
Objectives
05:18

Actions
05:29

Actions exercise
03:27

Homework
05:22
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Finale
2 Lectures 04:49
Moment before
02:51

Finale
01:58
About the Instructor
Jay Whittaker
4.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
27 Students
1 Course

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I have been a professional actor for the last 20 years of my life. I've acted in 86 plays, 25 of which have been Shakespeare. I have played roles from Richard III to Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I have taught Acting, Shakespeare, Writing, and Critical Reading at the middle school, high school, and college level. I currently live in Los Angeles and surf. If you want to know more about me as an actor, visit my website. Thanks!