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Sneak into Shakespeare- Tips and Tricks for reading Shakespeare

Do you love Shakespeare? Do you wish you loved Shakespeare? Join us and discover the beauty of Shakespeare, his language and his universal themes.

In this 4-week class, we get right into Shakespeare in a way to make it really easy to work with. Learn new approaches to the text, exciting activities to help you work out the details and rhythms of a scene, and “Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue” (what play is that from? Answer in the workshop.)

No experience in Shakespeare or theatre is required for this class, it’s open to all. All students must reside in West Sacramento. 

We will work from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest. We will provide you with a paper or digital copy, and either deliver or email that to you. When you register, please let us know what you prefer.

We are thrilled to be a recipient of a generous grant from the West Sacramento Community Foundation and are able to offer this free exploration of Shakespeare for West Sacramento teens.

Stay tuned in the spring for more classes for teens and a class for adults who want to Sneak Into Shakespeare as well!
Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 2020 (no class Nov. 28)
Teens ages 13 – 15: 10:30 – 11:45 am
Teens ages 16 – 18: 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Cost: Free
West Sacramento Residents only (Grant requirements)
All classes take place on Zoom. A camera and microphone are required and students will need to have their cameras on to interact with their instructor and classmates.
Register by Nov. 10 to receive a paper copy of the text. All registrations after that date will receive a digital copy.

Your Instructor

Head and shoulders shot of Julianna Camille Hess
Julianna began performing at a young age where she realized her passion for theatre. Julianna received a BA with Honours from University of London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Drama, Applied Theatre, and Education. While at RCSSD, she had the opportunity to teach with Adhyayan in Mumbai, India, intern at the American Shakespeare Centre in Virginia, and train with Shakespeare’s Globe in a directing intensive. Since returning to California, Julianna has worked with Marin Shakespeare’s Social Justice team at various state prisons as a teaching artist and performer. She has spent her past few summers as the Associate director of the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival’s High School internship program, and has directed their performances of Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, As You Like It, and Merry Wives. Julianna is a teaching artist with B Street Theatre working across all aspects of their outreach & education programming. When she is not teaching, Julianna can be found performing with Wildflower Women’s Ensemble and devising exciting projects with her co-founders Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin & Josh Anderson. She is passionate about sharing her love for Shakespeare and theatre with those in her community.

Wildflower Women’s Ensemble was born of the desire to create vibrant classical theatre with entirely female casts. Founded in July 2015 by Julianna Hess, Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, and Joshua Anderson, Wildflower is based in the Sacramento Region and draws influences from Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, Davis Shakespeare Ensemble Shakespeare’s Globe, Utah Shakespeare, Orlando Shakespeare, Shakespeare on the Vine and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

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