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Interpreting Workshops

And left sweet Pyramus translated there:
Understanding and interpreting Shakespeare

Shakespeare's words and images have been integrated into our cultural consciousness. Classical poetry is not limited to theatrical and educational settings. Shakespeare can also be found in business meetings, graduation speeches, platform presentations, and even everyday conversation. As interpreters, what are some strategies for improving the ability to interpret for meaning by using the information in the form? The goal of this workshop is to provide sources for understanding Shakespeare's text, improve text analysis skills specific to dramatic poetry, and practice visualization and production skills to create accurate and aesthetic product.

All The Words on Stage!
Using Theatre and Rhetoric to improve reception, expression, prosody

Thought the term prosody is used in interpreter training, rarely do we discuss the concept of rhetoric. What's the sign for "thingamajig"? When does "interpreting for meaning" mean the text and when does it mean the subtext? How can you create a meaningful interpretation of a personal anecdote versus a formal lecture? How does HOW the speaker chooses to communicate and Where the speaker chooses to communicate influence the text? This workshop will use lecture, group activities, fun, and frolic to understand rhetoric and explore skill building with the help of theatre resources.

Give em the ole' Razzle Dazzle:
Theatre Styles and Interpreting Skills

Performing Arts interpreting is an umbrella term for a wide variety of performance styles and genres. What is the most effect text analysis of a Shakespearean soliloquy? How can one approach the difference between a Rogers and Hammerstein musical and a Sondheim musical? Where should an interpreter stand for a Japanese Noh performance? Or an improvised comedy? This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to general theatre terms, provide information and vocabulary for specific types of performance and give hands-on practice with a myriad of performance genres.

Acting Workshops

Fundamentals of Acting

This workshop provides and introduction to the term ACTING.  What does it mean?  What are the different approaches to creating a character?  The class will work as a group on physical approaches to text as well as work on individual scenes or monologues.

Acting Shakespeare

This class provides a specific text based approach in working on scenes from Shakespeare. The class will focus on scenes and monologues from one play. The class will discuss the Elizabethan acting styles and how the plays were written, strengthen their skills with meter and rhetoric, and improve their text analysis. The workshop may include group scenes, small scenes, and/or individual monologues.

Rhetorical Gesture

Based on the Greek and Roman use of gesture, the Elizabethan incorporation of the body into style work, and the development of sign language, this is a workshop that uses text to find physicality. Using Elizabethan and Jacobean texts as a foundation this workshop creates characters through physical analysis. The group will work as an ensemble to create a shared physical vocabulary that will be applied to text analysis to wok on scenes and monologues as well as group work.

**Contact Lindsey to develop a workshop specific to your group's needs**