History – Los Angeles Drama Club

Summer 2016

Young Playwrights Festival
Beyond Shakespeare
School of Knighthood and Chivalry
Shakespeare Intensives – 3 sessions

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SUMMER 2015

Shakespeare Intensive – “Family”
Queen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry
Young Playwrights’ 10-Minute Play Fest
Shakespeare Intensive – “Shakespeare goes to Greece”

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SUMMER 2014

Queen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry
Shakespeare Intensive
at Lyric Theatre and Fais Do Do

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Summer 2013

Shakespeare Intensive
Shakespeare in the City
Queen Elinor’s School of Knighthood and Chivalry

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SUMMER 2012

Our 2012 Summer theme was “All in the Family” – Shakespeare’s plays are filled with rich family relationships that our Players explored, through improvisation, movement, voice and text work. We were thrilled to welcome Kila Packett to our faculty – Kila taught Stage Combat,

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SUMMER 2011

“Shakespeare in Nature” was the theme for 2011 – in addition to our work in the theater, we took to the Great Outdoors, and created movement pieces, as well as acting scenes, based on “storm” scenes from Pericles and The Tempest.

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SUMMER 2010

Our 2010 Summer Players explored the worlds of witches, wizards, fairies and sprites in Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Macbeth. Our first week culminated in a recital at the Lost Studio, while our second week presented their discoveries …

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SUMMER 2009

The Players in our second summer program worked intensively for two weeks on material that reflected our theme “Shakespeare Goes to Greece.” We explored characters in the plays that were inspired by or taken from Greek and Roman history and mythology …

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Winter 2009   Henry IV, Parts i & ii

For our first foray into the rich world of Shakespeare’s History plays, the group enthusiastically leapt into discussions about rebelling when you feel like you’ve been treated unfairly, having a parent who doesn’t understand you …

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Fall 2008   As You Like It & Twelfth Night

Our productions of Shakespeare’s two most famous gender-bending comedies, “As You Like It” and “Twelfth Night,” were our biggest challenges yet – it’s true what they say about Comedy being harder! But our Players rose to the occasion beautifully …

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2008   Summer Intensive

Our pilot summer program offered our Players three weeks of discovering Shakespeare through a variety of tools and techniques that we’ve found enlighten and inspire our young Players. They worked on scenes and monologues …

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2008   Macbeth

We continued with two classes, but this time, we mixed the veterans with the newer Players – the experience of our long-timers (for many Players, this was their fourth performance) blended beautifully with the enthusiasm of our new Players …

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2007   Midsummer Night’s Dream & Pericles

After the odyssey that was The Tempest, we decided that our families could not regularly commit to such a lengthy endeavor, so we streamlined the process. We also opened up a second class for students new to the LADC …

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