CANCELLED: How To Work With and Perform a Shakespearean Text with Mark Charles Shertheton

Saturday, March 15, 2014

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Cost: $20 - Register by March 11

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Sat, 2014-03-15 10:00 - 14:00

Join dramatist Mark Charles Shertheton at a workshop designed to help students understand how to approach, work with and perform a Shakespearean text.  The class will help students understand the vitally important use of energy on stage and in working with Shakespeare's plays. Also to be covered will be: developing a stage presence, vocal work, understanding Shakespeare's poetic devices, scansion, and other important elements. Mark has packed years of experience and knowledge into these few hours. The class is a must for anyone who wants to better learn the craft of acting and working with Shakespeare's language.

In preparation, students should select a monologue or soliloquy (of fifteen lines in length) from any of Shakespeare's plays. Students do not need to memorize it, but they must be quite familiar with it. This will be their working material in class.

All students must email their choices to Mark so he can prepare for them. They need send only the title of the play, the name of the character and the act/scene. (Othello, Iago, opening speech act 1, scene 1, as an example, or Portia's speech, lines 145 to 160. Please be specific.)

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Mark Charles Shertheton has been in theater for 50 years, beginning at the age of seven. He has worked in over 85 stage productions as director, producer, actor, writer, dancer, choreographer and designer.  His work, encompassing film, television and radio, has taken him to several areas of the United States as well as to Italy, France, England and Scotland.  He has had four successful theater companies.  His most successful one, Teatro Elettrico, which was in Milan, Italy, was a theater company and a school where he taught and produced new plays as well as those of Shakespeare, Beckett, Pinter and other playwrights. As a lecturer, Mr. Shertheton has spoken on a variety of topics including playwrights, theater, and on innovative didactic methods which helped teachers understand how theater techniques and productions can be used for teaching English.  Also a writer, fourteen of his plays and two of his screenplays have been produced.