1. January 8, 2023
  2. January 29, 2023
  3. February 26, 2023
  4. March 26, 2023
  5. April 16, 2023

(all sessions: 1:30–4:30 PM)


Goodwin Forum
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street, Concord, MA

In 1982 Royal Shakespeare Company director John Barton led a series of televised master classes with RSC actors Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, and Ben Kingsley, among other memorable names. These programs are an invaluable and enjoyable way to develop your sense of acting Shakespeare.

The World’s A Stage Players is excited to host a series of five workshops that will take the programs as a starting point and work with the scenes, speeches, and sonnets used in them. Open to participants and observers alike, the workshops will tackle:

The workshops will not be instructor-led, but gently facilitated to create an opportunity for collaboration and peer learning amongst a group of interested community theater actors and Shakespeare fans.

To sign up for our next session, click on the Learn More and Register button below; you'll receive the viewing/reading prompts for each session via email.

All nine episodes of the Playing Shakespeare series are available on YouTube (via this playlist) and are also transcribed in the volume Playing Shakespeare: An Actor’s Guide (available at the library and on Amazon).

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