Language & Character and Poetry & Hidden Poetry
January 29, 2023 / 1:30–4:30 PM
Goodwin Forum, Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street, Concord, MA

Our second session will look at how Shakespeare's language provides clues to characterization and explore the situations in which the language truly defines the character. Then, we will discuss how to handle particularly "poetic" pieces of Shakespeare's drama, and where to be mindful of poetry that is not always obvious.

The session will be primarily focused on scene study, with an opportunity for collaborative feedback and revision. A wide-range of scenes and monologues will be sent out in advance to participants. Scenes that may be utilized include:

To participate:

  1. Click on this button to sign up: Register Now
  2. Watch Episode 3 (Language & Character) and Episode 9 (Poetry & Hidden Poetry) of the Playing Shakespeare series (available on YouTube) or read Chapters 3 and 12 of Playing Shakespeare: An Actor’s Guide (available at the library and on Amazon).