Love, Shakespeare with Richard Ericson

$160, $130 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will meet in the third floor Heinen Design Lab, 533 Eaton Street

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Class Description

Love, Shakespeare is a six-week course prompting students to speak aloud Shakespeare’s sonnets—arguably the most romantic writing ever. Ericson gives participants the skill and confidence to give the Bard’s dreamy words their just due. The class emphasizes personal understanding, clarity of delivery, and the heartbeat underlying the eloquence, rather than received pronunciation or a “poetry voice.” Summon up your reckless courage and jump headlong into spoken bliss.

Featuring occasional piano accompaniment by Louis Raymond.

Meet Your Instructor

Born in Tokyo and raised globally, Shakespeare has always been at Richard Ericson’s core. At age seven—in Seoul, Korea—he congratulated legendary actor Helen Hayes on her performance there of her one-woman show, Shakespeare’s Women. She replied, “If you love something, you must do it.” Ericson has directed, produced, and coached in Hollywood, New York, Japan, and Australia, including Broadway and off-Broadway as well as regionally.

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