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Practical Shakespeare

Open to teens and adults


So you want to be an actor, but Shakespeare scares you.  Or maybe you want to be a more informed audience member.  This class is for you!  Study with a master – IU Theatre Professor Jonathan Michaelsen.  Learn how to read, understand, and deliver the beautiful language of Shakespeare.  This very special class is for both teens and adults. 


Registration open NOW.

Register by August 26!

Cost:  $150

When: Thursdays, October 10 - November 7, 2019, 5:10pm to 6:10pm

Where: Stages Bloomington’s new Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street in Bloomington (map)



  • Register online or download mail-in registration (must be postmarked by October 1, 2019.)

  • Download Scholarship application packet (must be postmarked by September 26 2019.)

  • Cost is $150. Payment options are available only with online registration: half is due at registration; half due by October 1, 2019.

  • Space is limited to 20 adults and teen actors. Register early, this class will fill quickly. 

  • Class Waitlists: We maintain a waitlist until one week before the first day of programming.  Contact to be added to the waitlist.  


Director:  Jonathan Michaelsen


Practical Shakespeare will meet on Thursdays 5:10 - 6:10pm October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7.



Rehearsals: Stages Bloomington’s Classrooms and Rehearsal Studio at Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street, Bloomington (map)

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