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Juliet: An Actor Prepares

How does an actor approach a Shakespeare play? And how is that different from the way you learn it in high-school? Actors have to live the text in their voices, bodies, and imaginations. They have to make clear and meaningful choices. No easy task. But no playwright gives the actor more to work with than Shakespeare. In this two-hour session, we will explore Shakespeare’s “method” and how it relates to one soliloquy: Juliet in her garden awaiting her first night with Romeo.

Instructor: Rey Buono

Rey retired to Maine after over three decades teaching theater and film to undergraduates and professionals in South East Asia. His areas of expertise include Shakespeare, Ancient Greek Theatre, modern drama, and many topics in Western and Asian cinema. Rey also coached acting and directed dozens of university and professional productions that reached a variety of audiences and crossed cultural boundaries. He approaches dramatic texts not only as a scholar, but as a theater practitioner.

Tuesday Jan. 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Course Limit: 20


This class and many others are offered during our winter semester. Find out about them and sign up!


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