Thursdays, November 1 through December 13, 2018
(No Class on Thanksgiving, November 22)
Instructor: Naomi Jacobson
Prior Experience: Approaching Shakespeare or equivalent required.
Hamlet? Lady Macbeth? What character from any play in Shakespeare’s canon have you always wanted to tackle? It’s your choice! Be ambitious and dream. With text analysis, monologues and scene work with other class members, students will tackle a comprehensive exploration of one character under the instruction of Shakespeare Theatre Company affiliated artist and Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Naomi Jacobson.
Naomi Jacobson, STC Affiliated Artist
Last Seen In At STC: Macbeth
|What Her Students Say:
“Naomi is a fantastic teacher! I so enjoyed her insightful instruction. Always a new learning experience in making me a better actor!
“Naomi is a true artist. From her eager exuberance, one can tell that she is dedicated and committed to excellence in her craft and in her students.”
From the Syllabus:
Week One: Centering and physicality, Mining the text, Character clues and givens
Week Two: Structuring the text – key phrases, Images and personalization of language, Subtext
Week Three: Emotional vulnerability – voice and breath, Energetic and psychological awareness
Week Four: Objectives and actions, Obstacles – internal & external, Conflict
Week Five: Bold choices, Unique traits, Individual focus and magnetism
Week Six: Inhabiting, Trust, Entitlement, Expression
Photo: Naomi Jacobson as Mrs. Dangle the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Critic, directed by Michael Kahn. Photo by Scott Suchman.