Faculty Performance Production: Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (DRA4308.01)

Jean Randich

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Shakespeare weaves the rebellious lovers, rude mechanicals, and fairies into the woods and everyone is transformed. This production will cast a dada/surrealist light on this popular comedy of gender friction, identity confusion, and the push and pull of rationality and dream logic.

In this multi-media production we will re-imagine the fairy world for our time. High comedy, physical comedy, word play, structured improvisation, and performing with projections will be explored. Cross-gender casting is possible.

This course represents the hours of study both in and out of rehearsal necessary for artists to create a successful ensemble in performance. Rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances constitute the students’ commitment.

Prerequisites: Performers by audition only. Students should prepare a two-minute classical monologue for Drama Auditions to be scheduled during the first week of the Spring 2016 term.
Credits: 4
T W Th F 7:00pm –10:00pm; and some weekend rehearsals
Maximum Enrollment: 22
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