In the immortal words of Cole Porter:
If you can’t be a ham and do Hamlet
They will not give a damn or a damlet
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Education at The Rep program is offering a chance to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” in a Shakespeare 101 Workshop on Monday, September 9.
The Bard of Avon would doubtlessly be mortified to know that he is often viewed with disdain because most persons exposure to him was in stiflingly dull English classes. There is so much more than just reciting in a sing-song voice “Two house-holds both a-like in dig-ni-teeee…” (Go back and look at the photo above. The people are smiling while discussing Shakespeare.)
Learn the basics of The Bard from Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre‘s Artistic Director, Rebekah Scallet. This workshop introduces foundational skills including iambic pentameter and scansion, poetry and prose, and rhetorical devices. Explore Shakespeare’s vocabulary and learn to use the clues found in his punctuation and text to help reveal meaning and intention. A perfect first introduction to working with Shakespeare and heightened text.
Recommended for those who plan to take the Shakespeare Scene Study course without previous experience: https://www.therep.org/education/fall-classes/shakespeare-scene-study-adult/.
SHAKESPEARE 101 WORKSHOP
Monday, September 9, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Instructor: Rebekah Scallet