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  Yes to Shakespeare

In this class, your young students will explore the wonderful world of Shakespeare. They will be introduced to the English Renaissance through William Shakespeare's eyes and study his stories in historical context, learning about the many influences that shaped his works. On the last day, there will be a small informal performance, which will include song, dance and, of course, selected text from Shakespeare's plays.

  Instructor: Petrie , Kelly
  Instructor Bio:
  Kelly received her BFA at Wayne State University in Detroit, and continued her extensive training at Carnegie Mellon, Michigan Opera Theatre, the University of Detroit, and Oakland University. Kelly’s experience as an actor, singer, and teacher has brought her to such cities as Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Volterra, Italy, and Frankfurt, Germany. In Los Angeles, she became a long-standing company member at the Knightsbridge Theatre, where Kelly directed and appeared in many productions, some of her favorites being A Piece of My Heart; Musical! the Musical; Comedy of Errors; Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits; Into the Woods; Dames at Sea; and Marat/Sade. Kelly also co-wrote and directed Macbeezy, the Macbeth Hip-Hopera at the Knightsbridge with her husband, Mark. Other directing credits include As You Like It at the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival. Kelly also adapted and directed a modern touring production of Romeo and Juliet for the Festival. Her film career includes an award for best actress in the film Click Three Times from the New York Independent Film Festival. As an educator, Kelly has taught Shakespeare, Commedia dell’Arte, Improvisation, Dance, Musical Theatre, Creative Writing, and Film Production classes in over 50 schools and homeschool groups in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
  Fee: $85
  Material Fee: $10
  Minimum Age: 5
  Maximum Age: 7
Day:FridayTime:12:30 pmLength:1 Hours
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