Summer Shakespeare Intensive in Prague!

Prague Shakespeare Company invites students of all ages from all over the world to be a part of an unforgettable summer experience in Prague, Czech Republic: PSC’s 2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive. The month long intensive training program is conducted in English, featuring outstanding master teachers with a wide variety of Shakespeare and classical theatre experts and is particularly distinguished from other summer training programs in that the focus is on production and putting skills learned in the classroom on the stage. Attached below is a brochure about Prague Shakespeare Company’s 2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive in Prague, Czech Republic.

Faculty this summer will include (among others):

  • Dennis Krausnick, Director of Training, Shakespeare & Company

  • Paul Prescott, Associate Director – Global Shakespeare, University of Warwick

  • David Crystal OBE FBA, Author, Linguist & world’s foremost Original Pronunciation expert

  • Ben Crystal, Author, Actor & Director – Passion and Practice; Shakespeare’s Globe

  • Irwin Appel, Director BFA Actor Training, UC Santa Barbara; graduate of The Juilliard School

    • Eva Poustova, Head of Voice – DAMU (National Theatre School of the Czech Republic) and National Theatre of the Czech Republic

  • Linda Gates, Head of Voice – Northwestern University

    • Julie Fishell, 20 year member of Playmaker’s Rep (actor & director); theatre professor – UNC Chapel Hill; graduate of the Juilliard School

  • Lisa Wolpe, Actor, Director, Artistic Director – Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company & leading LGBTQ Activist

    • Andrea Miltnerova – Baroque dance expert, National Theatre of the Czech Republic

  • Eric Rasmussen, Folio Expert, Professor, Author & Co-Editor The RSC Complete Works of Shakespeare

    • Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting director & author – over 40 films including Casino Royale, Narnia, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

    • Matthew Davies, Actor & Director – American Shakespeare Center; Associate Artist – Actors From The London Stage

  • Petr Nusek, Fight Master ARGO

  • Jeffrey Mills, Actor, Fight Master, period movement, & professor, DePaul University

  • Marcela Benoni, Movement & Physical Acting – DAMU (National Theatre School of the Czech Republic) and National Theatre of the Czech Republic

  • Jim Johnson, Dialect & Accent expert – AccentHelp and professor University of Houston

  • Rupesh Tillu, Master Clown & Clowns Without Borders

    • Kiara Pipino, Michael Chekhov for Classical Acting – Artistic Director, Valle Christi International Theatre Festival (Italy)

2017 Summer Shakespeare Intensive will conclude with a three play Original Pronunciation season of productions of a gender-flipped A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Lisa Wolpe, Richard II (starring Ben Crystal as Richard II and Matthew Davies as Bolingbroke) and Romeo and Juliet in addition to a non-OP production of The Death of Kings, an award-winning compilation of all of Shakespeare’s history plays directed by Irwin Appel. All productions are fully produced PSC 2017 Season events cast from a combination of SSI students, SSI faculty and professional PSC artists. Everything in the 2017 SSI is geared towards “putting it on the stage” and the productions are the perfect compliment to the intensive and excellent training.

Performance schedule this summer will be:

25 July at 19:00 (7:00pm) – Romeo and Juliet

26 July at 19:00 (7:00pm) – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

27 July at 19:00 (7:00pm) – Richard II

28 July at 19:00 (7:00pm) – The Death of Kings

29 July at 14:00 (2:00pm) – The Death of Kings

29 July at 19:00 (7:00pm) – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

30 July at 14:00 (2:00pm) – Romeo and Juliet

30 July at 19:00 (7:00pm) – Richard II

Applications for the summer program can be directed to:  sarah.coffey@pragueshakespeare.cz