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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2016 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Shakespeare Workshop

Grades 6–12

Shakespeare Workshop

Typical day

Location: Dance Bldg., Room 1027 (Studio G)

Act and interpret Shakespeare under the guidance of professional actors and directors. Work on acting, voice, movement, dance, and stage combat to analyze and understand the characters and language of Shakespeare and effectively bring the words to life. Two full texts (one comedy, one tragedy) will be cast, read aloud, and discussed within the two-week session. For those who are interested, instructors will also offer training in choosing an appropriate monologue and in audition technique, which are useful professionally and for college entrance auditions.

Invite family and friends to the final performance of directed scenes, monologues, and sonnets from the canon of Shakespeare’s works. Each student will receive a DVD of the performance.

To broaden exposure to the arts, the Shakespeare Workshop can be combined with Young Actors, Youth Musical Theatre, Young Photographers, Creating Comic Books, Songwriting Workshop, Creative Vocal Lab, 3-D Video Game and MakerLab Creations (new!), Code Breakers and App Designers, Young Artists (updated!), and/or Young Journalists to make for a well-rounded summer experience. (Refer to precollege programs for students in grades 9–12.)

Session III: July 25–August 5
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 a.m.
$1,200 for the first registration
$1,080 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 6, 2016)

About the Instructors

Stephen Johnson (lead instructor) returns for his fifth summer with the Shakespeare Workshop. Stephen spent 16 seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where his roles included Pandarus, Pericles, Shylock, Prospero, Titus Andronicus, Angelo, Malvolio, Parolles, and Dogberry, and six years as artist-in-residence at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, Calif. In 2013, he debuted with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as Brutus in Julius Caesar and Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing.

Updated Mar. 25, 2016

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Summer Youth Programs:

How to Register
Parent & Student Testimonials

Program Descriptions:

Code Breakers & App Designers
Creating Comic Books
Creative Vocal Lab
Minecraft™ Animators & Modders
Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
3-D Video Game &
MakerLab Creations

Vocal Intensive
Young Actors
Young Architects
Young Artists
Young Filmmakers
Young Journalists
Young Photographers
Youth Musical Theatre

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Precollege Programs
(grades 9–12)

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