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Peter's Workshop at HB

This Monday afternoon, October 27th, I'll be doing a workshop at HB Studio on Imagery and Action.  Course description is below.

More information is here at the HB Studio  site. HB is located at 120 Bank Street: (directions). 212-675-2370.

Peter Arcese Img_act_13
Imaging Workshop

Monday, October 27
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Class Fee $45

Theatre is an art form of visuals and actions. Audiences at the original Greek tragedies and comedies sat in a theatron, "a seeing place," to watch a drama, literally a "doing." Learn the language of images. Learn how the words of a playtext carry the visuals in images which support the action of the play. Explore the nature of this imagery through exercises designed to engage the sensory imagination. Enrich images through visualization exercises derived from both ancient wisdom traditions and the contemporary arts. Create a performance space filled with focused images areas, giving meaning to gesture, movement, and blocking. Work with the imagery in both classic and contemporary plays through monologues and scenes. Connect image, music, and text to create the strongest, most vivid actions. Special attention given to Greek Tragedy, Shakespeare, O'Neill, Williams, Beckett, and Shepard.

On The Mill

George_eliot_2_4 The Mill on the Floss at The Literary Encyclopedia.

An line-up of discussion questions for George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss is available at The Victorian Web.

A website created by Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, Nagoya University, Japan offers a remarkable  Hyper-Concordance on the works of George Eliot, among many others. Pick a word, any word, and find it ... everywhere!


Since we'll be discussing Shakespeare's First Folio and its importance for performance, you might take a look at the facsimilie editions available for Coriolanus (as well as the other included plays):

You can find Plutarch's Coriolanus here in John Dryden's translation. Plutarch's account was one of Shakespeare's major resources. Shakespeare appears to have possessed a copy of Thomas North's translation in his personal library. This is the text of what he worked from:
North's translation.

The Royal Shakespeare Company has a site filled with production references and images (as well a plot summary)!