Classical Acting

Watch the 2013 Final Project – Traveling Show

Notes from their Mentors: In this production of Taming of the Shrew we witness Katherine transform from bullying, arrogant and out of control, to calm, courteous and composed. She changes from being angry and unhappy – her heart at war with all she meets – to peaceful and happy; from being weak, ruled by her emotions, to the strength of self-mastery. She is not the only character to be a slave to her own feelings; Bianca is ruled by self-pity, Lucentio by infatuation, among others. Petruchio is Katherine’s first encounter with a person who neither fears her nor shrinks from teaching her another way of being, a skill anyone can learn. Petruchio, deliberate and thoughtful in his actions, does not get carried away by his strong feelings. As Katherine morphs she carries the audience along with her, instructing not only the other characters, but all of us, in the lessons she has learned from Petruchio. This is a message about happiness and how to thrive in a civilized society through the principle of self-governance.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS CLASS?

Classical Acting gives students the opportunity to study, perform and produce a play of their choice.  You will do a process drama and delve deeply into human nature as seen in the plays you are studying and performing.  This will be an action packed, fun-filled get-out-of-your-comfort zone class.

PURPOSE

Vision: be a part of leading something great
Mission: You can make a difference in your community
Ability: Teamwork, confidence, time management, improved nonverbal communication
Skills: Memorization, working well in a community

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

Complete Shakespeare Conquest

HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED?

5-10 hours each week plus memorizing lines and practice of the play they will perform

COST:

Please see the Tuition & Fees page for a complete list of costs and administration fees.

BOOKS & OTHER RESOURCES STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE

Clues to Acting Shakespeare by Van Tassel

COURSE LENGTH

This course will run through March

NOTE TO PARENTS

This is an Apprentice Scholar Project which motivates students to study through inspiring mentors, positive peer pressure, exposure to greatness, higher expectations, due dates, internal rewards and an opportunity to certify.

HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR STUDENT

Weekly mentor meetings and support their roles in both the performance and
production.