CLASSES

Nemesis Theatre Company is dedicated to creating unconventional, urgent, and accessible productions of Shakespeare’s work. Trained actors are essential! Join us for classes if you’d like to become a Nemesis. Current offerings can be found below. 

 

Speak the speech

An 8-week deep dive into Shakespeare performance technique

SPEAK THE SPEECH is an 8-week deep-dive into Shakespeare performance technique. Skills covered include:

  • Paraphrasing for accurate understanding

  • De-constructing and understanding Shakespeare’s grammar and syntax

  • Identifying operative phrases and key words to unlock the audience’s understanding

  • Physical and vocal techniques for clarity

  • Developing and deepening imagery

  • Using scansion to discover hints to pacing, character, and unwritten stage directions

  • Memorizing meaning rather than speech patterns, for flexible, spontaneous, and responsive performance