Shakespeare Classes with Jan Gist

November 21, 2010

Mo`olelo is pleased to announce two Shakespeare classes with Jan Gist!

Speaking Shakespeare with Skill and Power
Instructor: Jan Gist

Dates: January 8, 9, 15, 16, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Location: The 10th Avenue Theatre, 3rd Floor Rehearsal Room, 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Fee: $250 / $200 for members of AASD, AEA, AFTRA, SAG or TCG
Maximum 14 students
To register, or for more information: 619-342-7395, classes@moolelo.net
Registration closes 12/31/10

Mo`olelo is pleased to offer this Shakespeare class taught by Jan Gist, professor of voice, speech and dialects for The Old Globe/USD Graduate Theatre Program. During the four intensive sessions, students will explore verse & scansion, prose, and rhetoric shapes, through practice with lines, speeches, and scenes.

Class #1) Saturday, January 8, 2010:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Verse:
~Finding Shakespeare’s heartbeat and heartbreak through scansion.
~Learning how rhythm informs meaning and meaning guides rhythm.

Prose:
~Finding freedom and variety in different sorts of structures.

Emphasis: 
~Exploring how key words carry the ideas, images, and opinions.

Class #2) Sunday, January 9, 2010:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Rhetoric Shapes:
~Learning how the writing guides you to speak specifically and distinctly.

Skills:
~Contrasts and Comparisons
~If—Then
~Questions, Commands, Statements
~Exclaims
~Lists
~Addressing

Class #3) Saturday, January 15, 2010:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
More Skills with Rhetoric Shapes:
~Long Sentences
~Vows, Curses, Prophecies, Promises, and Plans
~Repetition and Banter
~Introduction – Development – Conclusion

Class #4) Sunday, January 16, 2010: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Putting it all together:
~Discussing how to apply these skills in auditions, rehearsals, and performance.

Speaking Shakespeare II – Application to Auditions
Instructor: Jan Gist

Dates: January 22 and 23, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Location: The 10th Avenue Theatre, 3rd Floor Rehearsal Room, 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Fee: $150 / $100 for members of AASD, AEA, AFTRA, SAG or TCG
To register, or for more information: 619-342-7395, classes@moolelo.net
Pre-requisite: Speaking Shakespeare with Skill and Power

Speaking Shakespeare II is focused on applying the concepts from Speaking Shakespeare with Skill and Power to your auditions. Students are required to have completed Speaking Shakespeare with Skill and Power (or an equivalent course approved by the instructor) in order to be admitted to this two-day workshop.

About the Instructor Jan Gist:

Jan Gist is professor of voice, speech and dialects for The Old Globe/USD Graduate Theatre Program.  She is also known nationally for her professional coaching, especially of Shakespeare productions. She has vocal coached for The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Ahmanson Theatre (L.A. Music Center), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, Virginia) Utah Shakespearean Festival, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival where she coached 140 shows and was head of voice for their MFA Actor Training Program.  Other professional theatres include American Players Theatre (Wisconsin), Arena Stage (D.C.), Milwaukee Rep, Indiana Rep, and PlayMakers Rep (Chapel Hill, North Carolina).  She is a founder and published member of the Voice And Speech Trainers Association, leading national and international workshops on Shakespeare, vocal variety and many other issues in the field.  Recently she gave workshops at Russia’s Moscow Art Theatre in an international teacher exchange, and taught Shakespeare text workshops in London’s Central School of Speech and Drama.  Her poetry has been published in VASTA’s annual journals, and articles are included in The Complete Voice and Speech Workout, and More Stage Dialects.

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