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Workshops

Shakespeare Off the Page

from 60.00

The nerdy-coolest book club / geek session in town invites participants to step into the world of Shakespeare’s texts, getting a behind-the-scenes look at Kentucky Shakespeare’s upcoming season.  Each session covers one of the plays in the season.

SESSION TWO:  Saturday February 17 and 24, 1:00 – 4:00 – The Comedy of Errors; Saturday, June 2, 6:00 meet before the 8:00 performance

SESSION THREE: Saturday, March 17 and 24, 1:00 – 4:00 – Henry IV, Part One; Saturday, June 16, 6:00 meet before the 8:00 performance

SESSION FOUR: Saturday, April 14 and 21, 1:00 – 4:00 – Othello; Saturday, June 30, 6:00 meet before the 8:00 performance

$60/Session Spots Available: Email amy@kyshakespeare.com to Register!

About the Workshop:

I mean, of COURSE the best way to experience Shakespeare is seeing a live performance, but that’s not always an easy possibility. And reading Shakespeare brings back your nightmares of that one nun/former field hockey coach who taught Freshman English.

But digging into these plays and treating them like the playscripts they are can be a lot of grown-up fun once you unlock some of the tricky bits in a casual, snack’n’chat, no-test-on-the-reading setting. So resident Kentucky Shakespeare actor/dramaturg (pronounced: professional nerd) Gregory Maupin will lead a group through three sessions that will help you get the most out of reading Shakespeare on your own, before a show, or with a group of other weirdos who enjoy this kind of thing, too. The final session will be just before a performance of the show in focus, so you’ll be ready to get the most out of the performance.

(This is primarily a series aimed at normal, decent people, but actors are not unwelcome.)

Here’s what some past participants had to say:

“Greg knows WAY too much to fit into 3 or 4 sessions, but…I am jazzed about further DIY exploration.”

"Greg's workshop is great for Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. I'm more of a newbie and ended up reading Richard II just for kicks--and understanding it. It's the most unpretentious Shakespeare group you'll ever be a part of, and so much better than 10th-grade English class (sorry, Mrs. Range)."

Intended for Participants 18 Years and Older

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