PENSACOLA, Fla. – Hamlet breaks Gertrude’s heart. Benedick declares his love for Beatrice. Othello murders Desdemona. Whatever the situation, Shakespeare’s characters love deeply.
This year, campers will explore the emotions that underlie scenes that seem, on the surface, to be about very different things, be they mischief, mourning, matrimony, or malevolence.
Through vocal technique, movement, and acting exercises, campers will explore character and relationship.
They will consider the notion that human beings are moved to actions of all sorts by love.
Or, as Hamlet explains, he “must be cruel only to be kind.”
Registration is now open for Shakespeare Camp.
Students ages 12-19 are invited to join the members of the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company in an exploration of the art of acting that builds confidence, encourages teamwork, unleashes creativity, and teaches young people the power and beauty of language.
Campers will perform exercises and work on scenes from some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, exploring how love can exist and be the motivation for actions both beautiful and barbaric.
The Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing teens in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties with instruction and performance opportunities that lead to their significant growth as artists and community members.
Event: Shakespeare Camp
Dates: July 29 – August 3 1-4pm
Venue: Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson Street