A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mount St. Mary's University is proud to host the American Shakespeare Center's performance of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The American Shakespeare Center's Almost Blasphemy Tour will stop in Emmitsburg, MD for a three night performance, open to all members of the Mount St. Mary's University community.
For those attending the Monday, January 30th performance, there will be an actor talkback immediately following the performance.
You may also register for the workshops that are available during the day. These are free to all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, but you must register. The times and descriptions are below:
Monday January 30th: 2:00pm: "That's a Certain Text"- Beginning Verse
Our actors will take students through the basic steps involved in acting Shakespeare at The American Shakespeare Center. Explore tools of rehearsal such as scansion, understanding the importance of meter, identifying rhetoric, and paraphrasing, all of which help take Shakespeare's words from the page to the stage. Participants of all experience levels are welcome.
Tuesday January 31st: 11:00am: "O Excellent Motion"- Directing through Text
Working with ASC actors, participants will explore and learn how to find clues for performance in Shakespeare's plays. Participants will make artistic choices based on their new knowledge and direct the ASC actors in a scene from our repertory.
Tuesday January 31st: 12:30pm: "If this Were Played upon a Stage Now"- Advanced Verse
Using scenes from Shakespeare's and his contemporaries' plays, learn skills in paraphrase, scansion, and working with rhetoric and consider the clues text provides about character and staging. The students will apply these lessons in a final presentation.
Tuesday January 31st: 3:00pm: "Concord of Sweet Sounds"- Music in Shakespeare
Participants in this workshop will explore the song-writing and song placement involved in the production of plays at the American Shakespeare Center. Work with our actors to write a song, pick some songs, and perform a song from plays in our season.
Wednesday February 1st: 2:00pm: "Within This Wooden O"- Shakespeare's Staging Conditions
This overview workshop considers scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale in the context of the early modern stage and demonstrates Shakespeare's expertise in writing for his playhouses' conditions. Topics covered include: audience contact, playing darkness and the supernatural, hiding on the early modern stage, and asides.
Delaplaine Fine Arts Center at Mount St. Mary's University (View)
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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