Monday, August 1, 2011

Theatre and The Bard

The greatest of theater exercises (sometimes) start with a single handshake...
The passion of Katie's improv
It's almost here! We are mere weeks away from going on the Shakespeare Festival trip and you could cut the excitement in the air with a knife. We have been watching movie versions of the plays we've read, and I personally can't wait to see the live versions of the plays! So far, the movies that we've seen are great! Especially A Midsummer Night's Dream! That was AWESOME!
In addition to the Shakespeare class, we have been spending two hours every Friday with Katie Lear (great-great-great-granddaughter of the famous Shakespearean King Lear. LOL jk) learning the nuts and bolts of improv. It. Is. AWESOME! Somehow we do nothing but play games and dink around and we get better at acting! For example we played a game called "Entrances and Exits" where all you need to do is keep your partner out of your invisible room. Without physical contact. Can somebody say bizzare? I have NO idea how it improves my theater skills, but it obviously works! Anyways, Shakespeare is awesome and theater class is double awesome! I'm so glad I signed up for this! I'm signing off, and until next time, LOVE YOUR ENGLISH!!!!
--Ryan :-)

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