Often unfairly neglected in the Shakespearean canon, Timon is a complex play of great emotion and disappointment. The overly-generous Timon ignores warnings of misfortune to come, then ends up feeling betrayed by his society when his wealth runs out, and his friends abandon him. He leaves Athens to live in a forest, where he spouts ill-will toward men, yet still manages to capture the hearts of all who encounter him. It is at once a morality tale, and a deeply empathetic, darkly comical portrait of a kind (if foolish) man. Over eight weeks, students will learn to engage actively with Shakespeare’s language, develop deep, nuanced characters, and perform the verse confidently. We will focus on how we relate to what is happening in the play and the characters’ individual emotions as we bring an classic play set in an ancient land into the digital age. The play will be rehearsed and performed live over zoom, completely memorized and featuring as many design elements as are practical.
Class Meeting Times:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4:00-6:00pm (8 weeks)
**Last week is Tech Week and we will meet Mon-Thurs from 6-9pm
January 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
February 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26
Tech Week: March 1, 2, 3, 4 (Mon-Thurs) 6-9pm
Performance Times: Friday, March 5th at 7pm & Saturday, March 6th at 7pm