4/23 (Tue.) Shakespeare Day! (Host: Devry)

4/23 (Tue.) Shakespeare Day! (Host: Devry)

文章Devry » 週一 4月 15, 2019 12:27 am

That's right people! April 23rd is Shakespeare Day.

Thus in honor of Shakespeare Day 8) , I invite those who come that day to try their hands on some Shakespeare. We probably couldn't do a whole production with Tuesday's time frame, but we will definitely look at some of his more famous speeches and soliloquies. Do not worry, I am not a professional, and I have not memorized any one of these speeches, neither do I expect you to do it (but if you can do it, then more power to you!). What I do wish to do at the end of our gathering, however, is to do a dramatic reading for these speeches and soliloquies. I hope to do this in a workshop format. We will see if we are able to have people look at two different speeches that day.

Here are a list of the speeches and soliloquies that we would be doing, pick only one. I will be linking you to SparkNotes site for the script and a modern translation. I will also be writing a quick intro here about the soliloquies and speeches. You may go on youtube to see these being acted out.

Henry V - St. Crispian's Day
King Henry V, knowing his forces are outnumbered, gives a pep talk to his generals and soldiers before the battle of Agincourt.

Romeo and Juliet - What's in a Name
The woeful lament from Juliet when she finds out Romeo is a Montague, the family which her family has a feud with.

Hamlet - To be or not to be (Spans two pages)
This famous phrase is but a single sentence in prince Hamlet's venture in contemplating about mortality as he is burdened with, the mission to revenge his father's killer by killing his uncle who has married his mother for the throne, and the suicide of his love Ophelia.

Julius Caesar - Friends, Romans, Countrymen (Spans two pages)
A tour de force in the use of rhetorics, Mark Anthony delivers a eulogy of Julius Caesar that incites the people of Rome to revolt against the conspirators that assassinated Julius Caesar.

Macbeth - Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Macbeth, usurper of the Scottish throne, sees the signs that prophesied the end of his reign, finally gives in to despair after hearing the news of his wife's death.

Twelfth Night - I left no ring with her. What means this lady? (Spans Two pages)
Viola, serving Duke Orsino under the guise as Cesario, receives a ring from Olivia, a lady the Duke is trying to woo. Viola recalls she has not ever given a ring to Olivia on anyone's orders. She is left to ponder what it could mean.

As you like it - All the world's a stage (Spans two pages)
Jaques who has see much in his travels, both celebrates and bemoan the different stages of life as he extends the metaphor of being actors used by an exiled duke comforting one of the youngsters in the forest.

Merchant of Venice - Has not Jews eyes?
Shylock, a Jewish money lender, having heard the news of his Christian client Antonio's failed investments, proclaims his desire to claim his collateral of "a pound of flesh" from Antonio's body as revenge for his mistreatment by Christians and reminds the Christians that they are no nobler in this regard.

Merchant of Venice - The quality of mercy (spans two pages)
Portia, found love in Antonio's best friend Bassanio, saves Antonio from Shylock's claim for his collateral of "a pound of flesh" by cross-dressing as a lawyer's apprentice named Balthazar and defending Antonio in court.

Scheduling will be different as I will be running this as a workshop.
Hope everyone has as we celebrate this year's Shakespeare Day
6:50~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:20pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:20 ~ 8:00pm Discussion + Studying Session (40 mins)
8:00 ~ 8:20pm FAQ's + Checkup (with possibility of first set of dramatic reading) (20 mins)
8:20 ~ 8:30pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:30 ~ 9:10pm Discussion + Study Session (40 mins)
9:10 ~ 9:30pm Dramatic Reading / Concluding Remarks / Announcements (20 mins)
聚會時間:請準時 7:00 pm 到 ~ 約 9:30 pm 左右結束
地址、電話:台北市濟南路三段25號 地圖 (02) 2740-2350
捷運站:板南線 忠孝新生站 3 號出口
走法:出忠孝新生站 3 號出口後,沿著巷子(忠孝東路三段10巷)走約 2 分鐘,到了濟南路口,左轉走約 2 分鐘即可看到。
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Re: 4/23 (Tue.) Shakespeare Day! (Host: Devry)

文章李昰翰 » 週一 4月 22, 2019 10:28 pm

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Re: 4/23 (Tue.) Shakespeare Day! (Host: Devry)

文章Christine » 週二 4月 23, 2019 5:17 pm

Quite a special topic !
It's truly the Shakespeare Day today. I'll try to make it for the Shakespeare Day !
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