Hamlet: From the Page to the Stage

Ian Wooldridge
Veteran British director and master acting teacher Ian Wooldridge, who has overseen two Heart of America Shakespeare Festival productions, examines soliloquies/speeches from HASF’s upcoming production of Hamlet. Actors discuss and interpret specifics to help attendees follow the plot and see how interpretation can tell the story in different ways.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Program: 
6:30 pm
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Veteran British director and master acting teacher Ian Wooldridge has helmed more than 100 stage productions, including The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Kansas City’s Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
 
In conjunction with HASF’s 25th anniversary, the former dean of the British American Drama Academy shares insights from his experiences and years of training students to walk and talk the words of the world’s greatest dramatist. He spotlights soliloquies/speeches from HASF’s upcoming production of Hamlet.
 
Two days earlier, on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m., psychoanalyst David Donovan and HASF dramaturg Alyson Germinder explore the villainy and madness of Hamlet and the play’s other characters in “Wild and Whirling Words” at the Plaza Branch. Both events are part of the McMeel Family Shakespeare Series co-presented by the Kansas City Public Library and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.