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Breaking down Shakespeare Monologues

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On Demand

25 mins


Host: Jane is a professional actor, playwright, and filmmaker. As a graduate of The Canadian College of Performing Arts, and the New York Film Academy she has worked in Canada, California, and the UK. Currently Jane is completing her MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins. She loves reading, writing poetry, and collaging art in her spare time.

An in-depth breakdown and translation of one of Shakespeare's most famous monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Jane will talk through the passage of text and show how you can approach Shakespeare's monologues. Students will learn skills and approaches which can be applied to help understand other monologues.

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • A better understanding of how to interpret Shakespeare.  
  • Skills to make long monologues less daunting. 
  • An insight into how to talk about Shakespeare's work. 

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 and 11 interested in performing or reading Shakespeare. 

Class requirements

There are no requirements for this class. 

What to expect

  • This class was pre-recorded and is now available to view on demand.
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page. After payment, you will be taken to a new window to watch the recorded class.

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