Henry V Prologue

Here’s the speech – we will assign lines tomorrow, when we see who is with us. Depending on how many people we have, we may or may not do the italicized part.

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VIVIAN: O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention,

FLORA: A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!

DANIEL: Then should the warlike Harry, like himself,
Assume the port of Mars;

MAIJA: _________________and at his heels,
Leash’d in like hounds, should famine, sword and fire
Crouch for employment.

VELOURIA: _________________But pardon, and gentles all,
The flat unraised spirits that have dared
On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth
So great an object:

KADEN: _______________can this cockpit hold
The vasty fields of France?

SIENNA: _________________or may we cram
Within this wooden O the very casques
That did affright the air at Agincourt?

ADDISON: O, pardon! since a crooked figure may
Attest in little place a million;
And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,
On your imaginary forces work.

LILLI: Think when we talk of horses, that you see them
Printing their proud hoofs i’ the receiving earth;

HENRI: For ’tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings,
Carry them here and there;

VENICE: _________________jumping o’er times,
Turning the accomplishment of many years
Into an hour-glass:

MCCABE: _________________for the which supply,
Admit me Chorus to this history;

ANTHONY: Who prologue-like your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.

Puck

SIMONE – If we shadows have offended,
VERONICA – Think but this, and all is mended,
BENJAMIN – That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear.
ZOE S – And this weak and idle theme,
ELLA – No more yielding but a dream,
ARROW – Gentles, do not reprehend:
MARGALO – if you pardon, we will mend:
RAIF – And, as I am an honest Puck,
HIRSHL – If we have unearned luck
SOFIA – Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue,
STARR: We will make amends ere long;
WREN – Else the Puck a liar call;
ZOE Z – So, good night unto you all.
JOEY – Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.

Shylock

Vivian: He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains,

Velouria: scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine
enemies; and what’s his reason?

All: I am a Jew.

Addison: Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,
dimensions, senses, affections, passions?

Anthony: fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
to the same diseases, healed by the same means,

Kaden: warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as
a Christian is?

Henri: If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh?

Flora: if you poison us, do we not die?
and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?

McCabe: If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.

Maija: If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge.

Lilli: If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by
Christian example? Why, revenge.

Daniel: The villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

Young Playwrights’ Fest

Young Playwrights’ Fest

June 22 – 26
9 am to 3 pm
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THE PLAYS THE THING! WRITE/DIRECT YOUR TEN MINUTE PLAY
The program consists of rigorous, exciting storytelling and playwriting sessions throughout the day, creating short plays out of improvisations with prompts, autobiographical moments, and stories the group creates together. We will also discuss the art, craft and business of playwriting.

The playwrights will work with an ensemble of actors made up of professional actors and LADC actors, who will perform the plays at the end of the week.

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Shakespeare Intensive

Shakespeare Intensive

July 6 – 10
9 am to 3 pm

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Students will spend their days discovering Shakespeare through the best tools and techniques theater has to offer. The LADC technique begins with the improvisational work of Viola Spolin and Agosto Boal, and expands on that to include a variety of physical and vocal disciplines – with the ultimate purpose always to invoke the creative spirit that exists in every child.

During the Summer Intensive, our Players will work on a variety of scenes and sonnets, discover the world of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, and work together to create a performance that will be shared with friends and family.

NOTE: Student is not required to participate in the second session of our Shakespeare Intensive – you can take both or either one.

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Shakespeare and Mythology

Shakespeare and Mythology

July 13 – 17
9 am to 3 pm

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We not only explore Shakespeare’s plays set in Greece and Rome, but his references to mythology and Greek and Roman Gods, and the perspectives of Philosophers like Plato, Epicurus, Ovid, Lucretius, Seneca and Cicero. We explore some of the connections between Shakespeare, and playwrights such as Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Plautus. And we introduce the basis for all modern books, plays and screenplays – Aristotle’s Poetics. With this rich banquet of ideas, we create original skits and weave them with Shakespeare’s Greek & Roman plays.

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Subversive Shakespeare … and Beyond

Subversive Shakespeare … and Beyond

July 20 – 24
9 am to 3 pm

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It is often said of Shakespeare that he “wrote into the future” – who are the modern playwrights who are doing the same thing? We’ll take a deep-dive into a variety of scripts – both classical and contemporary – that have something to say about the world our young people are confronting today – where there’s art, there’s hope!!

Grade 7 and up (Fall 2020)

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Shakespeare Intensive (week 2)

Shakespeare Intensive (week 2)

July 27 – 31
9 am to 3 pm

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Students will spend their days discovering Shakespeare through the best tools and techniques theater has to offer. The LADC technique begins with the improvisational work of Viola Spolin and Agosto Boal, and expands on that to include a variety of physical and vocal disciplines – with the ultimate purpose always to invoke the creative spirit that exists in every child.

During the Summer Intensive, our Players will work on a variety of scenes and sonnets, discover the world of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, and work together to create a performance that will be shared with friends and family.

NOTE: Student does NOT need to have participated in the first session of our Shakespeare Intensive – you can take both or either one.

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Shakespeare and Music

Shakespeare and Music

August 3 – August 7
9 am to 3 pm
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The works of Shakespeare are filled with song. As always, students will spend their days discovering Shakespeare using a variety of physical and vocal disciplines – with the ultimate purpose always to invoke the creative spirit that exists in every child. But for this special week, we will pay special emphasis to the plays where his words are accompanied with music and dancing.

Participants need not be singers/dancers – each child will have the opportunity to explore within his/her comfort zone, and encouraged to reach outside of it when ready!

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