Approaching Shakespeare: In Collaboration with ASAP

Approaching Shakespeare: In Collaboration with ASAP

Thursdays, APRIL 4 – May 9
STC Rehearsal Studios

Instructor: Matthew Crawford
Thursdays, April 4 through May 9, 6:45pm-9:15pm
Location-STC Rehearsal Studios, 516 8th Street SE, Washington DC, 20003
Class Description
Ready to take your first steps of Shakespeare? Through a combination of text analysis and performance, participants will gain a working knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays and language – verse, prose, meter, character, and intent – a foundation that can then be applied towards continuing appreciation of study.
About Armed Services Arts Partnership
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About the Instructor




Matthew Crawford is an actor, teaching artist, and standardized patient throughout the DMV.  A Central New York native, he moved to Maryland in 2011.  He is a member of the Maryland Renaissance Festival acting company as well as an intermediate actor combatant with the SAFD.  He enjoys taking his experience into schools/camps and getting children as excited about Shakespeare as he is.  He has performed in Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Henry V, and traveling three-actor versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth; not to mention performing in numerous Shakespeare contemporaries, modern plays, and musicals (including children’s theatre).  Improv is one of his specialties and loves a good murder mystery.  Some of his other teaching credits include Signature Theatre, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre MTC, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, as well as several other companies.