Shakespeare off the Page

 

Shakespeare off the Page Workshop 2017 Title
Shakespeare Off the Page: Discovering Richard II
a combination geek session/book club/behind-the scenes look

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 four 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.

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

Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23
6:30-8:30pm
Old Louisville Visitors’ Center, Central Park

Field Trip to see Kentucky Shakespeare’s RICHARD II
Friday, June 16
Brief preshow talk at 7:00pm
Meetup/chatter after the show at nearby tavern/restaurant TBD

Registration: $60
Call 502.574.9900 or e-mail amy@kyshakespeare.com