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What College Students & Professors Say:

“I had never considered that Shakespeare changes his rhythm, and (the scansion) made me understand more clearly the emotions he is introducing in his characters.”

student, Pasadena City College
“I find I have more respect for his works and the intimidation is gone. I just really enjoyed the lecture. I feel like going to go read one of his works now.”

student, El Camino College
“I am more interested in reading the plays to apply the tools learned in the workshop.”

student, El Camino College
“I loved the explanation of embodied language and the connection made between rhythms/scansion of the written word and nuanced meaning.”

Wendy Martin, English Chair, Claremont Graduate University
“I think you truly enriched the students understanding and appreciation.”

Ron Scarlata, Drama professor, El Camino College
“It brought Shakespeare out of my textbook and onto the stage in a physical, vocal and exciting way.”

student, Claremont Graduate University
“The presentation was the most popular event on the university campus last year. My students keep asking when Theatricum will be returning…”

Lori Anne Ferrell, Professor of Early Modern History & Literature,
School of Arts & Humanities, Claremont Graduate University
“I liked the immersion in the time of Shakespeare and the attention to small historical details.”

student, Claremont Graduate University
“The hands on, physicality of the workshop involved the class as a whole with enthusiasm.”

student, Claremont Graduate University
“One of the high points for me was the scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. I don’t think I’ve ever liked an Oberon and Titania so well.”

Darren Blaney, lecturer, Pomona College
“What a wonderful way that [Theatricum] brought language (the text) to life – helping me to hear and feel it as music, as embodied.”

student, Claremont Graduate University
“The terminology, meanings and demonstrations helped me have a more clear understanding of how plays and theatre work.”

student, Cal State University, Long Beach
“I never realized how challenging playing a Shakespearean player was. Hearing about it from the actor’s perspective was fascinating.”

student, Claremont Graduate University
“I enjoyed learning about the vocal palette and using tone to help get lines across to an audience.”

student, Cal State University, Long Beach
“It made me really appreciate Shakespeare and will never look at it the same.”

student, Cal State University, Long Beach
“Great job! It was so interesting, educational and fun at the same time!”

student, Cal State University, Long Beach
“My view of performing Shakespeare is altered. I had not realized the nuance of meaning in the construction of the language.”

student, Claremont Graduate University
“I feel as if it was a great resource for understanding Shakespeare’s language and hope you will consider using it for some of your future students.”

student, Cal State University, Long Beach
“I liked that we were able to see visually about the stress of the sentences.”

student, Pasadena City College
“I enjoyed the explanation of the beat…iambic pentameter and why Shakespeare chose to switch it up.”

student, Pasadena City College
“I liked when people were reading the lines from the play. It was exciting to see how Shakespeare played with words and rhythm.”

student, Pasadena City College
“Introducing the era in which Shakespeare lived in gave me a much broader understanding of why he wrote such great plays and pushing the envelope.”

student, Pasadena City College