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The Poet and the Actor: How Shakespeare Informs and Challenges Actors

The Poet and the Actor: How Shakespeare Informs and Challenges Actors



The Classic Theatre of Maryland is offering workshops as a follow up to their 2 PM performance of “Romeo and Juliet.”

Led by Donald Hicken, Classic Theatre of Maryland’s Tony-Nominated and Helen-Hayes Award Winning Board Chair. This participatory session focuses on two types of challenges Shakespeare makes with his character portraits and his poetic dialogue. Two speeches from Romeo and Juliet will be examined for the unique tasks they present to actors interpreting the roles of Lord Capulet and Mercutio.

The mission of the Classic Theatre of Maryland is to produce bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of classical works, contemporary plays, and musicals with a core commitment to the works of Shakespeare and other major dramatists. CTM is committed to promoting the highest level of artistic excellence, to cultivating the widest possible audience, and to contributing to the economic and cultural growth of our community, state, and region.

The Shakespeare Festival, a program of the Lewes Public Library since 2015, seeks to provide the community with experiences that foster the understanding of Shakespeare and the world in which he lived and wrote. In addition the Festival fosters the development of new works celebrating the spoken word and hosting performances of classical texts.

NOTE: this workhop is at the Cape Henlopen High School. Space in the workshop is limited and registration is required.

The Shakespeare Festival is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.

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Sunday, April 24, 2022
3:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  Community and Culture  
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