ASV: SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

This spring's cycle will consist of EIGHT classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays organized around MACBETH (Tuesdays) or AS YOU LIKE IT (Thursdays).

The FREE sample classes on ROMEO AND JULIET will be given at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, on Tuesday, January 22nd in and Thursday January 24th, in room 1208, in the 12rh floor. If you have a monologue you want to work on, please bring it in. I'll have some Shakespeare monologues available.

TUESDAY, JAN 22
4-7PM

FREE SAMPLE CLASS
ROMEO AND JULIET

Shetler ROOM 1208
THURSDAY, JAN 24
4-7PM

FREE SAMPLE CLASS
ROMEO AND JULIET

Shetler ROOM 1208
4-5:30 Verse work R&J 4-5:30 Monologues
5:30-7 Monologues 5:30-7 Verse work R&J

The regular cycle of eight (8) classes will be held at my palatial studio, 444 Central Park West, #5A.

TUESDAY: MACBETH, which I find, oddly enough, perhaps the saddest of Shakespeare's tragedies (although none of them is a laugh riot). When I was dramaturg for Jack Stehlin's production, the actor playing Duncan wanted to punch me out. When I last taught it at NYU, the class dissolved into a near-riot. I can't promise that kind of excitement at every class, but it's still a wonderful and amazing play.

THURSDAY: AS YOU LIKE IT I love to browse through Shaw on Shakespeare, where Shaw says about AYL (the MLA abbreviation):
"That Shakespeare found that the only thing that paid in the theater was romantic nonsense . . . , and that when Shakespeare tried to make the public accept real studies of life and character in--for instance--Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well; and that the public would not have them, and remains of the same mind still, preferring a fantastic sugar doll, like Rosalind, to such serious and dignified studies of women as Isabella and Helena."
This seems a little unfair, since As You Like It is only one year earlier than Hamlet, and Shakespeare was a mature playwright when he wrote it. Rosalind has some of the same problems as Hamlet, although she of course has no obligation to murder anybody. It's a comedy.

TUESDAY
7-10PM

MACBETH

444 CPW 5A
THURSDAY
7-10PM

AS YOU LIKE IT

444 CPW 5A
Feb 5 Feb 7
Feb 12 Feb 14
Feb 19 Feb 21
Feb 26 Feb 28
Mar 5 Mar 7
Mar 12 Mar 14
Mar 19 Mar 21
Mar 26 Mar 28

Pesach begins April 19, and Easter is April 21.

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