SHAKESPEARE & MYTHOLOGY

SHAKESPEARE & MYTHOLOGY

This week, we will have a blast as we explode our minds with new ideas…while acting our hearts out.  

To Shakespeare’s characters, Magic is real and Myths are no metaphor. In earlier times, our eyes looked above and below for help and guidance. Our stories involved the Gods and Goddesses of Earth, Sky and Sea – as well as magical potions, mischievous fairies, sprites and scary spirits.  Not only will we get to dive into playing other worldly characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but we  get to share our favorite myths together, exploring their relevance in our lives; Why do such conspiracies abound around the Bard?  We will engage daily in discussion on Myths, Oral Traditions and how a “story” could turn a corner and become a collective Truth.  

ACTING EXPLORATIONS
Our plays may include:

  • Love’s Labours Lost (Greek Play Within a Play)
  • Troilus and Cressida (Trojans vs Greeks)
  • Cymbeline (visitation of Jupiter and the Oracle)
  • Hamlet (as inspired by Orestes)
  • I Henry IV – Glendower (Wizard of Wales)
  • I Henry VI – Joan La Pucelle (Joan of Arc & spirits)
  • 2 Henry VI – (Wizards, Apparitions, Gloucester’s wife, 7 witches)
  • 3 Henry VI – (curses and prophecies)
  • Julius Caesar (ghost, portents, supernatural storms)

GRADES 2 through 8 (Fall 2022)

DATES
July 18 – 22
Monday through Friday – 10 am to 3 pm

LOCATION
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90056

COST
Pay what you can.
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate. If you are able to pay something, your contribution will help us reach more children!

SAFETY PROTOCOL
– Camp will take place entirely outdoors.
– All staff over 16 years of age are fully vaccinated
– Because we are outdoors, masks will not be required. Participants are welcome to wear them, if they would prefer to do so. There may be exercises where we suggest that they remove their masks and implement social distancing. 
– Kenneth Hahn has bathrooms with hand-washing facilities. SYF will provide soap, disposable towels, and hand sanitizer, to assure that campers can follow proper hygiene practices.

SHAKESPEARE AND MUSIC

SHAKESPEARE AND MUSIC

We’ll be gathering in the wide open park of Kenneth Hahn – to create and listen to… the sound of music! 

LISTENING EXPERIENCES

We play excerpts from the best operas, ballets and musicals, inspired by Shakespeare, composing our own movement pieces in response.

  • Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding March
  • Danish composer Niel Gade – Hamlet Overture
  • Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet
  • Dvořák – Othello Overture
  • Verdi – Macbeth
  • William Walton – Henry V
  • West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Boys From Syracuse, Something Rotten

MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES

  • We will learn a traditional 16th Century Dance, applying to music above. 
  • We will explode out of structure and do freestyle movement juxtaposed against Renaissance style music. 

ACTING EXPERIENCES (Scenes & Song with live instruments supporting) 

  • Two Gentleman of Verona
  • Antony and Cleopatra  
  • Cymbeline
  • Othello 

GRADES 2 through 8 (Fall 2022)

DATES
July 11 – 15
Monday through Friday – 10 am to 3 pm

LOCATION
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90056

COST
Pay what you can.
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate. If you are able to pay something, your contribution will help us reach more children!



SAFETY PROTOCOL
– Camp will take place entirely outdoors.
– All staff over 16 years of age are fully vaccinated
– Because we are outdoors, masks will not be required. Participants are welcome to wear them, if they would prefer to do so. There may be exercises where we suggest that they remove their masks and implement social distancing.
– Kenneth Hahn has bathrooms with hand-washing facilities. SYF will provide soap, disposable towels, and hand sanitizer, to assure that campers can follow proper hygiene practices.