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Masterclass: Transmitting Shakespeare with Dakin Matthews

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Moderated by: Dakin Matthews
March 2-3, 2024
Winter 2024
Saturday, 10am-3pm & Sunday, 10am-3pm (Lunch Break from 12-1pm each day)
Class Fee: $200
Class Size: 16

Broadway veteran (Henry IV, The Audience, Waitress, To Kill A Mockingbird, Camelot) and noted Shakespearean actor/scholar/teacher Dakin Matthews (Co-Founder of Antaeus Theatre Company) will bring his acclaimed Shakespeare Masterclass “Transmitting Shakespeare” (as featured in the New York Times, 22 July 2023) back to Antaeus on March 2-3, 2024.

The class will be held in the Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center. There will be two four-hour sessions (10am -12pm and 1pm – 3pm) on Saturday, March 2, 2024 and Sunday, March 3, 2024. Students are expected to attend both days; enrollment is limited to 16.

The classes will be a combination of lecture/demonstrations by Mr. Matthews and work on selected monologues and soliloquies with the enrollees. Those who wish to be considered for a monologue session must be off book and must bring at least fifteen copies of the text to be distributed to the class. Enrollment does not guarantee that your monologue will be chosen, but every effort will be made to give as many students a chance as time permits.

Questions? Email academy@antaeus.org or call 818.506.1983.

Dakin Matthews

At ANTAEUS: The Wood Demon, Mysteries and Mayhem, Of Mice and Men, The Man Who Had All The Luck, Mercadet, The Liar, The Proof of the Promise, Swansong, King Lear. Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Iceman Cometh, Waitress: The Musical,The Audience, Rocky, The Best Man, A Man for All Seasons, Henry IV. Off-Broadway: Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare in the Park); The Winter’s Tale, The Cherry Orchard (Bridge Project); The School for Scandal, The Hostage (Acting Company). Regional: over 200 productions for (among others) Center Theatre Group, Old Globe, South Coast Rep, California Actors Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, and various Shakespeare Festivals. Film: over 25 films, including Lincoln, True Grit, Zero Charisma. TV: over 250 episodes, recurring on Desperate Housewives, Gilmore Girls, King of Queens. Also an Emeritus Professor of English, former Juilliard Instructor, Shakespeare scholar, and award-winning playwright, translator, and dramaturge.

Read “Transmitting Shakespeare” (as featured in the New York Times, 22 July 2023).


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