Camp Shakespeare

When I was a kid, going to summer camp triggered associations with a zany, Role Models-type Bill Murray film called MEATBALLS and an offbeat Dr. Demento tune called HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH.

Much more wholesome and productive associations can now be made by young people eager to pursue their interests in Shakespeare – which hopefully doesn’t rule out smores, Marco Polo and campfire songs.

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents Summer With Shakespeare– a three-week Pasadena summer camp, June 23rd to July 12th, 2014, (Monday-Friday 10am -4pm) for youth aged 10-18. This conservatory-style program of acting, improvisation, stage diction, text analysis, kinetic exercises, and stage combat is led by classically trained, professional actors, choreographers, and designers. ANW also holds the week-long day camp All the World’s A Stage, for younger children ages 6-9, July 21-25.

Summer with Shakespeare participants gain an appreciation for Shakespeare’s verse and exposure to a variety of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays. This three-week, intensive camp challenges to be both scholars and performers of The Bard by enhancing their acting and public speaking skills, building their self-confidence on the stage, and gaining experience in theater craft. Summer with Shakespeare includes 3 fun-filled weeks of acting, stage-combat, costuming, and more, where kids can: 
          Demystify Shakespeare with classes led by professional acting coaches.
          Meet fellow young artists through ensemble scene work.
          Master the language of the Bard through monologues.
          Get crafty with the art of mask making and more.
         Take charge of the stage in stage-combat workshops.
         Perform on ANW’s main stage, just like the professionals.

For more information on Summer with Shakespeare, click HERE.

To watch a video (it sure looks like a lot of fun!), click HERE.

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