2020 Workshops for Adults

Shakespeare Off the Page: Dueling Bios, Part Two - Hamnet and All is True

Shakespeare Off the Page: Dueling Bios, Part Two - Hamnet and All is True

The nerdy-coolest book club / Shakespeare geek session returns with Dueling Bios, Part Two!

This time we’re looking at two pieces of fiction that speculate about Shakespeare’s family, particularly the death of his son, Hamnet. One is Maggie O’Farrell’s recent novel, Hamnet, and the other is Kenneth Branagh’s recent film, All Is True.


Now, for some reading Shakespeare (or even about him) brings back nightmares of that one ex-nun/former 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 these sessions that can help you get the most out of reading Shakespeare on your own, before a show/movie, 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.


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).”

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  • Schedule: Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27, 1:00-4:00pm EST, on zoom
  • Price: $60
Stage Combat

Stage Combat

Thank you to our February 2020 Stage Combat class participants! The group had a look behind the scenes and learned to fight like the pros at Kentucky Shakespeare with Fight Director Eric Frantz and actor/Director of Education Kyle Ware. They were guided through the moves and techniques used to fight for stage and screen as well as some acting tips to help make it all look good.

Check back for future workshops!

For more information, contact: kyle@kyshakespeare.com, 502-574-9900

  • Schedule: Saturday, February 22: Hand-to-Hand; Saturday, February 29: Longsword
  • Price: $40 per session

Shakespeare Off The Page


For questions about Adult Workshops, please contact Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director, at 502-574-9900 or by email.

For questions about Stage Combat, please contact Kyle Ware, Director of Education,at 502-574-9900 or by email.