‘Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!’
“Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!” is a half-hour, “social-distance” version of “Thinking Shakespeare Live!” that introduces the sonnets and then delves into one masterpiece of the form, exploring its language and how it works, and how it relates to Shakespeare’s work for the stage.
View on Facebook Live tonight, Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.: https://www.facebook.com/TheOldGlobe/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TSLSonnets%2COTP%2CEtc.&utm_content=version_A
For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of William Shakespeare has increased exponentially since they viewed “Thinking Shakespeare Live!” In this lively program, Barry Edelstein, called by NPR “one of the country’s leading Shakespeareans,” provides audiences a unique opportunity to learn the methods he imparts to professional actors in the rehearsal room.
This entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the creative process offers a primer on the tools used to hear and understand Shakespeare. With humor and insight, it brings audiences into the intoxicating world of the Bard and shows how his masterful poetry can come to life for everyone.
This special program, based on Edelstein’s book “Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard,” has been performed by Edelstein across the country, including at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.