2012 Winter-Spring Shakespeare class with Eliza Hofman

Jan. 9-March 12, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; Antony and Cleopatra auditions Jan.

March 19 no class

March 26 to April 16, Mondays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dress rehearsal and performances weekend of April 20-21

Reba Place Center, 535 Custer Ave. Evanston

Ten 2-hour classes, four 4-hour classes, one dress rehearsal and
performance: $220

Ages 9 and up

The schedule has been set for the Winter-Spring Shakespeare class with
Eliza Hoffman. This is a year focused on Shakespeare’s
`tragedies,” with a continued focus on the `original
practices’ model. The students will learn to look at the plays in
the context in which they were written and experiment with applying that
knowledge, understanding of the text, and Their own imagination to
transform the plays from the page to the stage.

Please note the schedule:

* This year Eliza created more time for rehearsal while allowing
students time to study plays in further detail. The last four classes,
March 26 to April 16, begin at 11 a.m. Please pack a lunch to eat.

* To accommodate students who will be taking AP tests the first two
weeks of May, the performances will be the weekend of April 20-21.

* Auditions for Antony and Cleopatra will be Jan. 23. You do NOT need
to have taken the fall class to audition.

* The Winter/Spring 2012 session will study Julius Caesar and Timon
of Athens, one of the contested of the Shakespeare plays. Timon is
playing at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in the spring; we may try to
arrange a class trip to see it.

To register please contact Maria Galo, mariatgalo@hotmail.com

Eliza Hofman holds an MFA and a Master of Letters in Shakespeare and
Renaissance Literature in Performance from Mary Baldwin College in
association with the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA. She
possesses a thorough knowledge of the stagecraft, language, and culture
of Shakespeare and contemporary early modern playwrights. Originally
from the Philadelphia area, Eliza holds a BFA from New York
University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since moving to Chicago,
Eliza has performed with Organic Theatre and Two Pence Shakespeare
Company. Favorite performance experiences include Twelfth Night with
the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, and school productions of Romeo and
Juliet, Edward II and Henry IV Part II. She also performed as an intern
and apprentice with the American Shakespeare Center in Macbeth, The
Witch, and Measure for Measure. Eliza believes strongly in the
application of academic study on performance, and she strives to
integrate textual clues and stagecraft in the classroom and the theatre.

Thanks so much!

Maria Galo

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