Shakespeare Comedies

Monologues & Scene Work

with Michael Mendelson

This class will explore Shakespeare’s comedies:
As You Like it, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

It will explore monologues and scene work from these wonderful classic plays. From the forest of Arden, to Illyria, to Athens we will uncover how the text and language from these worlds lives in us and how we communicate meaning through our contemporary selves.

We will explore punctuation and how this opens the door to meaning; alliteration and how this opens our senses to musicality and emotion; address metaphor and simile; and of course scansion, which reveals the heartbeat of the line.

Michael Mendelson

Michael Mendelson

Michael is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep since 2008 and has been a part of well over 40 productions with this outstanding company. His acting credits include Indecent, 1984, Doll’s House, Part 2, Everybody, Small Mouth Sounds, Magellanica, An Octoroon, Marjorie Prime, Trevor, Mothers and Sons, The...

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Shakespeare Comedies

Monologues & Scene Work

with Michael Mendelson


Saturdays, May 2 - June 6
11:30am - 1:30pm

Online Class

Enrollment Cost
Cost: $150
(sliding scale options available when registering)

Enrollment Capacity

16+ or with the instructor’s approval

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