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"Is there no play

To ease the anguish of a torturing hour?" 

– A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Shakespeare Acting Classes

October 2022

Hone your Shakespeare acting skills!

Based in Seoul. Join us via Zoom from anywhere!

This month's course:

Acting Shakespeare's Text

Rhythm & Meter, Part 3: Breaking the Rhythm (Shakespeare's Late Plays)

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Delve deeply into Shakespeare's text, exploring a new speech each week based on the month's theme. This is the last of three months on rhythm and meter, and as always, newcomers are welcome! In this month we explore Shakespeare's most rhythmically sophisticated late-career plays, and the exciting acting choices that they offer. This is also our last month based in Seoul, before we move to London!

Thursdays, October 6, 13, and 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

$60 USD

6 hours total instruction

Registration deadline: Saturday, October 1st at 7pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

Appropriate for adults and teens age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

Taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Click the button below for information about classes.

September 14, 2022

August 19, 2022

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Shakespeare Acting Classes

September 2022

Hone your Shakespeare acting skills!

Based in Seoul. Join us via Zoom from anywhere!

This month's course:

Acting Shakespeare's Text

Rhythm & Meter, Part 2: Mastering the Rhythm (Shakespeare's Middle Plays)

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Delve deeply into Shakespeare's text, exploring a new speech each week based on the month's theme. This is the second of three months on rhythm and meter, and as always, newcomers are welcome! In this month we explore the variations and irregularities that Shakespeare experimented with during the middle of his career and how rhythm can lead to exciting acting choices in both verse and prose.

Thursdays, September 8, 15, and 22, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

$60 USD

6 hours total instruction

Registration deadline: Saturday, September 3rd at 7pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

Appropriate for adults and teens age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

Taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Click the button below for information about classes.

July 22, 2022

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Shakespeare Acting Classes

August 2022

Hone your Shakespeare acting skills!

Based in Seoul. Join us via Zoom from anywhere!

This month's course:

Acting Shakespeare's Text

Rhythm & Meter, Part 1: Finding the Rhythm (Shakespeare's Early Plays)

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Delve deeply into Shakespeare's text, exploring a new speech each week based on the month's theme. This month is the first of three months on the topic of rhythm and meter. In this first month, we use material from Shakespeare's early-career plays to begin to explore and take ownership of Shakespeare's regular verse forms, finding how the rhythm can lead to exciting acting choices.

Note: This is the first of three months on rhythm and meter. In the later months, we will explore ways in which Shakespeare experimented with rhythm and meter in increasingly innovative ways to capture characters' complex experiences in his mid- and late-career plays. Anyone is welcome to join any of the three months without committing to all three, but participants who join us for all three months will get the fullest experience.

Thursdays, August 11, 18, and 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

$60 USD

6 hours total instruction

Registration deadline: Saturday, August 6 at 7pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

Appropriate for adults and teens age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

Taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Click the button below for information about classes.

June 15, 2022

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Shakespeare Acting Classes

July 2022

Hone your Shakespeare acting skills!

Based in Seoul. Join us online from anywhere!

This month's course:

Acting Shakespeare's Text

Language in Action—Storytelling

(Just 2 weeks this month: July 7 & 14, so we can take a little break!)

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Delve deeply into Shakespeare's text, exploring a new speech each week based on the month's theme. This month we explore descriptive monologues in which a character tells a detailed story in order to have an effect on another person, using storytelling to shape a narrative about an event that has occurred.

The first two Thursdays in July (July 7 and 14), 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

$40 USD

4 hours total instruction

Registration deadline: Saturday, July 2 at 7pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

Appropriate for adults and teens age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

Taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Click the button below for information about classes.

May 5, 2022

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Shakespeare Acting Classes

June 2022

 

Hone your Shakespeare acting skills!

Based in Seoul. Join us online from anywhere!

This month's course:

Acting Shakespeare's Text

Language in Action—Imagery and Sounds

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Delve deeply into Shakespeare's text, exploring a new speech each week based on the month's theme. This month we imaginatively explore descriptive monologues and each character's use of imagery and sounds to achieve their underlying goals.

Thursdays in June, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9) for 4 weeks (June 2, 9, 16, and 23)

$80 USD

8 hours total instruction

Registration deadline: Saturday, May 28 at 7pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

Appropriate for adults and teens age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

Taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Click the button below for information about classes.

April 12, 2022

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Shakespeare Acting Classes

May 2022

 

Hone your Shakespeare acting skills!

Based in Seoul. Join us online from anywhere!

This month's course:

Acting Shakespeare's Text

Language and Action—Solving Problems

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Delve deeply into Shakespeare's text, exploring a new speech each week based on the month's theme. This month we experience characters trying to solve complicated problems for themselves.

 

Thursdays in May, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9) for 4 weeks (May 5, 12, 19, and 26)

$80 USD

8 hours total instruction

Registration deadline: April 30 at 7pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9)

Appropriate for adults and teens age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

Taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Click the button below for information about classes.

Early March, 2022

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Hone your Shakespeare acting skills!

Based in Seoul. Join us online from anywhere!

REGISTER NOW for April

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Monologues & Scenes​​​

Develop a monologue or scene of your choice and experience our rehearsal processes

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9) for 4 weeks

12 hours total instruction

$120 USD

Acting Shakespeare's Text: Language and Action—Persuasion & Negotiation
Delve deeply into Shakespeare's text, exploring a new speech each week based on the month's theme

Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9) for 4 weeks

8 hours total instruction

$80 USD

Sign up for any single month or multiple months, as no two months will be the same!

Each course meets once per week for 4 weeks.

Appropriate for actors age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

All courses are taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Registration for each course ends 5 days before that course's first class.

Click the button below for information about classes.

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January 14, 2022

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Rehearse a piece of your choice and delve into Shakespeare's text with us!

REGISTER NOW

March & April online Shakespeare acting classes

Based in Seoul. Join us from anywhere!

Different material each month!

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Monologues & Scenes​​​

Rehearse a piece of your choice!
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9) for 4 weeks

12 hours total instruction

$120 USD (Approximately ₩143,000)

Class size: 5-8

Acting Shakespeare's Text
Delve into Shakespeare text, with new topics each month!

Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Korean Standard Time, GMT+9) for 4 weeks

8 hours total instruction

$80 USD (Approximately ₩95,500)

Class size: 5-12

Each course meets once per week for 4 weeks.

Appropriate for actors age 16 and over, of all experience levels.

All courses are taught in English via Zoom.

Co-taught by Lauren Ash-Morgan and Michael Downey.

Registration for each course ends 5 days before that course's first class.

Click the button below for information about classes.

Description:

 

In The Orderly, raspy-voiced Peter shares his passion for Anglo-Saxon historical reenacting as an escape from his normal life as an orderly in a New Zealand hospital. Through the story of the Battle of Maldon, juxtaposed against the everyday struggles of daily life in a hospital, Peter uses history, literature, and the imagination to enrich life in a thankless job, and to make sense of loss.

 

The Orderly is a poignant comedy, full of storytelling and character switches, based on Michael Downey’s experience as a hospital orderly and the people he met there. The Orderly is part of our ongoing performance repertoire, meant for touring and remounting in various locations, but for now it’s free to watch from home!

The Orderly Trailer

Missing theatre?

Watch The Orderly from home! 


We have released the video of our 2019 production of Michael Downey’s solo play The Orderly, and we are asking viewers to support frontline/healthcare workers.

Watch the full production here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TvNeCrX2PA

More about The Orderly: https://www.speechoffire.org/repertoire-the-orderly

 

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Celebrating Shakespeare, 2021 Project
Connecting globally through celebrating Shakespeare

Happy New Year! 

It's 2022 and our Celebrating Shakespeare 2021 Project has come to an end, but we will accept pieces until the end of January.

To provide a creative outlet during the pandemic, we offered an open invitation to our friends and members of the public to share monologues, scenes, etc. throughout 2021. Click the button below and explore the pieces we received.

Summer/Fall/Winter 2021

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Share your monologues, scenes, and thoughts on Shakespeare, and explore others' pieces!

We are accepting pieces until the end of 2021!

Celebrating Shakespeare, 2021

Connecting globally through celebrating Shakespeare

Missing theatre?

You can now watch The Orderly from home!

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Watch our 2019 production of Michael Downey’s solo play The Orderly, and please support healthcare workers.

Speech of Fire's
Shakespeare Studio--Online!

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Interested in participating in an online class in the near future? Email us at speechoffire@gmail.com and let us know. We are tentatively hoping to start classes again in Spring 2022.

Our most recent round of acting classes was in May of 2021. Click on the button below to see what we had planned.

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April 21, 2021

We are back with a fully online 2021 Spring Shakespeare Program: online acting classes in May, an invitation to participate in our Celebrating Shakespeare 2021 program for Shakespeare's birthday, and a play to watch! Join us online for celebration, education, and entertainment!

2021 Spring Shakespeare Program

Celebration   Education   Entertainment

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Celebrating Shakespeare, 2021

Connecting globally through celebrating Shakespeare

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, we are inviting people to share monologues, scenes, and thoughts to celebrate Shakespeare and connect with each other online.

We invite you to participate, and to explore others' pieces.

Speech of Fire's

Shakespeare Studio

--Online!

May 2021 Acting Classes

Sundays May 9, 16, 23, 30

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