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Class (Calgary): Playing with Shakespeare for Seniors

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Class (Calgary): Playing with Shakespeare for Seniors



Playing with Shakespeare:  Monday Evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
February 04, 11, 25 and March 04.

In Playing with Shakespeare, each class will begin with some light improvisation exercises to warm up our creativity. Then, the first class will be focused on some basic history of Shakespeare’s world and then move into an exploration of techniques to understand Shakespeare’s texts, including uncovering rhetorical intent and narrative purpose. The second, third and fourth classes examine excerpts from various Shakespearean works and will culminate in a performance of short scenes. No memorization will be required. The focus will be on exploration of the words, the story, and having fun!

Instructor:  Trevor Rueger has been an actor, director, writer and dramaturg for over 30 years. For the past 10 years he has worked as the Executive Director of Alberta Playwrights’ Network, an organization devoted to the development of playwrights at all stages for stages. In 2011 he received the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance by and Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Billy Bibbit in Theatre Calgary’s production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. As an actor, he’s been seen at Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre, Sage Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Stage West, and Garry Theatre. Directing credits include, Medea and 33 Swoons for Rocky Mountain College, Courage for Lost Boy Productions……


All Acting classes will take place in the Seniors Room on the 2nd floor of the Trico Centre just east of the South Centre Shopping Mall.

Cost of class is $40.00 with cheque or cash due on first day of class. Deadline to register is February 3.

For more information or to register for one or more of these classes, please email Louise Day, Acting Club Coordinator at


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