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Winter Shakespeare Acting Class: Playing the Bard

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The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio (EMAS) is happy to announce open enrollment for our Winter Shakespeare acting class, Shakespeare I: Playing the Bard

Many of today’s most admired and celebrated actors have their roots in playing Shakespeare, proving that The Bard is more relevant than ever to today’s entertainment industry.

This 8 week class aims to introduce the core elements of playing Shakespeare to LA actors. In class, students will:

  • Investigate how Shakespeare directs actors through the structure and rhythm of his texts
  • Examine the differences between verse and prose and discover when Shakespeare chooses to write in each form
  • Explore iambic pentameter and phrasing and learn a process for analyzing Shakespeare’s texts
  • Experience how a slight change in emphasis can alter the emotions and meaning of a scene
  • Learn to link language with your physical and vocal instrument to incorporate your full body into your acting

Classes held at EMAS on Sundays at 7:00 PM. January 28th through March 18th, 2018.

Enrollment is now open!

The Instructor

diana jellinek, shakespearean actors and coachNow based in LA, Diana Jellinek is an actress and an acting coach with extensive experience on stage and screen, including The Old Globe Theatre, London’s Royal National Theatre Studio, and the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC.  Learn more at:
Diana Jellinek’s Website
Diana Jelinek’s IMDB Page