Shakespeare in the Woods
n A Midsummer Night's Dream, a group of blue collar workers meet to prepare and present a play within a play for the Duke's wedding reception. Their process reveals a myriad of insights into the nature of storytelling.
The participants in this workshop, through a series of improvisations and dramatic readings, will explore the rules of performance as Shakespeare saw them. The issues of props, costume, overacting and hostile audience will be discussed and a presentable version of the piece will be developed.
Blackboard, chalk, flexible seating with room for movement, DVD player, water for all participants and a microphone.
Duration: Approximately two hours.