ASV: Summer 2022 JUL-AUG SCHEDULE, VIA ZOOM and IN PERSON

This summer's cycle will consist of EIGHT classes on TUESDAYS organized around MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, EIGHT classes on THURSDAYS organized around TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and EIGHT classes on SATURDAYS organized around HAMLET. Scroll down or click here for the schedule.

TO ENROLL or if you have any questions about anything about the class, please call or write me: (212) 865-1127 or delossbrown@prodigy.net.

MUCH ADO TROILUS AND CRESSIDA OPHELIA HAMLET
Cady McClain (right) played Hero for me the first time I directed
Much Ado, and Keeley Stanley played Beatrice. Cady had just won the first of her three Emmys.
Gladiators in a mosaic from the first half of the 4th century. There is a lot of combat in
Troilus and Cressida, hence this picture.
La Rivers has played Ophelia for me in class many times, usually opposite James Duffy. James Duffy has played Hamlet for me many times, frequently opposite La Rivers. He himself chose this picture, drawn by Jim Haines.


Cost (shudder)

If you are a brand-new student--that is, have never worked with me before--the cost will be $50/class, $400 total. If you are a former student from no matter how long ago, you will pay your old rate.

You may audit a class to see if you think it would be useful to you.

TUESDAY: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING:
I got to direct this play at Lincoln Center with music by the wonderful composer and my friend Raphael Crystal (example). Every Shakespeare play has secrets (for example, nobody has ever told you what the word "Hamlet" means--no, it's not a small town), but the secret in MUCH ADO is so profound and so hidden that I don't think anybody has ever guessed it. So this play in presentation frequently not as satisfying as it should be. We'll fix that.

THURSDAY: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: I got to direct this play at NYU Tisch. It's Shakespeare's only immoral play. Yes, this play also has a terrible secret. It also has wonderful stage combat, and you get to meet Helen of Troy.

SATURDAY: HAMLET: the character is, I was told, when I was working at Juilliard, the most written about person, real or fictional, in history, This Saturday class is an experiment, to see if anyone wants a class on Saturday, and to introduce myself. People who don't know whether I know anything should at least be comforted by spending several hours a week discussing what may be the greatest play in the English language. Even if I'm a complete ignoramus, some of your fellow students may have some clues.

TUESDAY
7-10:30PM

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

ALL CLASSES VIA ZOOM
THURSDAY
7-10:30PM

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

ALL CLASSES VIA ZOOM
SATURDAY
11:30AM-2:30PM

HAMLET

ALL CLASSES AT A.R.T./New York
520 8th Ave, 3rd flr ID REQ'D
Jul 5 Jul 7 Jul 9
Jul 12 Jul 14 Jul 16
Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 23
Jul 26 Jul 28 Jul 30
Aug 2 Aug 4 Aug 6
Aug 9 Aug 11 Aud 13
Aug 16 Aug 18 Aug 20
Aug 23 Aug 25 Aug 27

July 4th comes on July 4th.
Assumption Day is August 14th
Labor Day is September 5th.
We shouldn't collide with any of them.

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