The Wilson/Rocky/Mathey Shakespeare Actors' Studio
In Shakespeare's age, residential colleges were not only centers of erudition and scholarly life but also sites for plays; colleges at Oxford and Cambridge often hosted lively dramatic entertainments, giving many a student the opportunity to act as well as learn. In the spirit of these Elizabethan and Jacobean college plays, this fall, Rockefeller College, Wilson College and Mathey College will offer the rare opportunity to workshop your acting skills with Florent Masse, who teaches in the Department of French and Italian and directs L'Avant-Scene, Princeton French Theater Workshop, and Russ Leo, Assistant Professor of English and Resident Faculty at Wilson, who will teach both Shakespeare I and II this academic year.
The workshop will meet once a week on Thursday evenings 5-6:15 in the Rocky-Mathey Classroom next to Rocky/Mathey theater. The workshop will be an opportunity to refine your acting skills, or to discover the art of acting. The actors' studio will be intended as workshop outside of production constraints for experienced actors and novices. Students will work on scenes from some of Shakespeare's greatest works: Measure for Measure, Hamlet, As You Like It, Henry IV, Part I, Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet,Titus Andronicus, and Richard III. Over the course of this year-long project, students will present their scenes later this semester and develop new projects in spring. We're excited to invite you to join.
With the help of the colleges we may also organize trips to see plays in New York or at McCarter Theater Center. Interested students can contact Florent Masse at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For the fall semester, further meetings will be:
Thursday October 3
Thursday October 10
Thursday November 8
Thursday November 14
Thursday November 21