The Foolish Wits


13 - 18


9/12/2018 - 3/30/2019

Class Time(s):

1:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM




Eric Levy

Class Details:

How many times has this happened to you? You’re sitting in English class patiently waiting for the bell to sound to go lunch, when your teacher informs you that you will be starting a new unit tomorrow where you will study a play by William Shakespeare!

Your palms begin to sweat; your eyes move quickly from side to side.

You remember your parents dragging you to a Shakespeare play out in some park years ago, and you having to sit there miserably swatting mosquitoes, bored out of your mind! Now merely hearing the name “Shakespeare” fills you with a sense of dread and completely irrational inadequacy.

You’ve contracted – bardophobia!

Bardophobia – n. The fear of performing in, watching, or even hearing about the works of William Shakespeare.

Sadly, left untreated, bardophobia can result in serious theatrical deficits later in life. In the most severe cases, students have been known to turn into – musical theatre performers (shudder)!

Don’t let this happen to you. Join the Foolish Wits today and find out just how cool Shakespeare can be when it is done right! When: Two hours every Sunday afternoon starting on December 9, 2018 (you read that right – that’s the only time commitment: once a week until tech week in late March!)

Ages: Thirteen and up

What: We will explore practical ways to perform Shakespeare’s works to make them truly come to life for any audience. The master class will culminate in a weekend of performances of two 30-minute versions of Shakespeare’s plays near the end of March (each member of the troupe will perform in both of them).

Class cost $225 (payable in three monthly installments in December, January and February)

Together, we can beat bardophobia. Sign up here!