Speech of the Week

SPEECH OF THE WEEK is a fun, interactive exploration of Shakespeare speeches designed for all ages and all experience levels…and it’s free!

Each speech has been carefully selected for its juicy words and rich imagery. Remember, these words are yours to enjoy and these characters are yours to play.

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Each Speech of the Week session features three parts, described below. Each part offers a different way to explore the speech—we welcome you to join us for any or all of them; pick and choose as suits you!

OBSERVE (Webinar)

A text masterclass on Zoom, featuring a special guest actor and hosted by our Director of Education, Mary Hartman. You’ll get a closer look at a professional actor’s process and will find out their top tips and tricks for bringing the speech to life.

CONNECT (Working Session)

After the webinar, you’re invited to make the speech your own and share your discoveries in a follow-up working session later that week.

SHARE & ENJOY (Upload your video)

Finally, we encourage everyone to record and upload their performance of the speech. With permission, we’ll create a compilation video to share with the world!

Where: Online! (Zoom webinar/meeting) 
When: 
From 5:30- 6:30pm, exact dates in schedule below (Webinars on Mondays, Working Sessions on Thursdays, except for Wednesday, September 29*) 
Cost: 
FREE

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*All times listed are in Pacific Time

“These few precepts…” (Polonius from Hamlet) with Harveen Sandhu 
Webinar: Sept 27 at 5:30pm

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Working Session: Wed* Sept 29 at 5:30pm

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Oct 3 at 11:59pm

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“O hateful hands…” (Julia from Two Gentlemen of Verona) with ARTIST TBA
Webinar: Oct 25 at 5:30pm

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Working Session: Thurs Oct 28 at 5:30pm

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Oct 31 at 11:59pmUPLOAD VIDEO
“Our revels now are ended..” (Prospero from The Tempest) with Christopher Gaze 
Webinar: Nov 29 at 5:30pm

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Working Session: Thurs Dec 2 at 5:30pm

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Dec 5 at 11:59pm

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