Improv BloxShop: Faking Shakespeare

Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Remember that the Scholars, Professor, and Intellectuals are not who Shakespeare wrote for – he wrote for actors first and the audience (many of whom were drunk and rowdy) next, so let’s join the party!

“The play’s the thing,” and we do mean play.

They are called “plays,” and that is what we are going to do. If you want a serious look at Shakespeare’s work, “Pray thee look not here upon for we seek silly here.”

A bit about playing Shakespeare and faking Shakespeare. Secrets of thee, thou and thy, word patterns and tropes.

This BloxShop will “lend a kind of easiness to the next.” Despite all the fuss, Shakespeare was an actor trying to make a buck.

Experience Level

Intermediate. Completed Improv Basics or equivalent beginning class.

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Your Instructor:

Jon Benda

Jon Benda