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Shakespeare’s company performed as many as 40 plays a year with little time for rehearsal!

What clues did he give in his texts that enabled them to come quickly to a full imagining of character and a lively and affecting presentation? 

Longtime drama teacher Nancy Simon will guide students to the answers through work on sonnets, scenes and soliloquies. 

Students will share their discoveries in a public performance on June 23. 

Preregistration is required. Acting Shakespeare is 6:30-9 p.m. June 10-21 (Monday through Friday) in the Walla Walla Community College China Pavilion, 500 Tausick Road. For ages 14-adult. Register at ubne.ws/2WHqA6B.

Playing with Shakespeare will be from 9-11 a.m. July 8-19 (Monday-Friday) but no class on July 12 or 19, in the WWCC China Pavilion with instructor Anthony Ochoa. For two weeks become a member of Shakespeare’s company through writing, dancing, stage fighting and more. The workshop will end with a performance on July 21. For ages 11-14. Fee: $150.

Stage Fight Camp will teach the fundamentals of sword fighting and physical storytelling through the use of illusion and a nonviolent approach to staged violence from 9 a.m.-noon July 20-21. For ages 14 and older in the China Pavilion. Fee $75.

Instructor Anna Newbury will have students in the stage-combat workshop experience fundamentals of sword fighting and physical storytelling through the use of illusion and a nonviolent approach to staged violence. Gain sword technique, acquire all safety principals, practice telling physical stories, and gain physical and spatial awareness as well as have a wonderful time. 

Show-and-tell will come at the end of the second day. Sword fighting for the theater will allow participants to access that adventurous spirit and brings out the joy, courage and vulnerability in everyone. Fee $75

For questions, contact

509-240-5836 or education@shakesww.org.

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