Shakespeare workshop taught by Alison Edwards

Dates/Times: 2/6 – 3/9, Mondays & Thursdays 5:30 – 8:30

Where:  Studio 245, 900 6th Ave SE, Minneapolis

Fee $300 per student, Limited to 10 students.

Never done Shakespeare?  Intimidated by the Bard?  Just want to learn more about what you’re doing when you’re doing Shakespeare? 

This 5 week/10 class course will help students learn to decipher the clues Shakespeare gives us in the text that help with character and circumstance as well as meaning. We will explore his use of meter, alliteration, repetition, you vs thou, verse logic, breath as well as examining the different uses of verse and prose.  The first two weeks will be spent developing familiarity and confidence with these tools using sonnets and short speeches.  Students will then move on to working on monologues, both in verse and prose, with a goal to leaving the workshop with at least two audition ready pieces.

The class is open to anyone age 21 and over with an interest and willingness to commit to the intensive demands of the class and the preparation necessary between classes. A face-to-face or phone interview is necessary before acceptance into the workshop.

If invited to participate, a $100 deposit will be required to hold your place. The deposit is refundable if you cancel your registration by January 27th. The balance is to be paid by February 1st and is non-refundable.

To schedule an interview, email Alison at [email protected]

Alison has been an actor based out of New York City for over 40 years.  Her credits include: National Tour: Wit (Standby for Judith Light). New York City; Roundabout Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Riverside Shakespeare Festival, National Shakespeare Company. Regional: Repertory Theatre of St Louis, Pioneer Theatre, Fulton Theatre company, Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), Portland Stage, Vermont Stage, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Santa Fe Rep. She has done more than 20 productions of Shakespeare including; Macbeth, King Lear, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, Winter’s Tale, Pericles, King John, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Film: Hap & Ashley, Miles, Eden Project, Jake, Whispers of White. Television; In an Instant, Legwork and numerous soap operas.  Ms Edwards has also recorded several audio books for both Audible and the Jewish Braille Institute.  She is now a Twin Cities resident.

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“Alison's Shakespearean knowledge is extensive…” Laura Siskoff

“… when faced with a Shakespeare audition in the future, I won't feel so intimidated. The exercises that she had us use in preparation for the monologue work was really helpful.”  Corey Dinardo

“Alison is a lot of fun - her love for Shakespeare really shines through!”  Rochelle Bayers

“Clearly knew her Shakespeare and was very engaging.”  Peter Danbury

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Remedios Creative LLC - Twin Cities Actor
Alison Edwards
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Posted January 7