"Are We All Met?"
-A Midsummer Night's Dream III, i
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January 29, 2016 - leave a comment
“This little academe, still and contemplative in living art.”
- King of Navarre, Love Labour’s Lost, Act I, scene i
Set into the beautiful Lorain County Metro Parks, True North Cultural Arts was the site of an exploration of themes present in Love’s Labour’s Lost, conducted by GLT Education Outreach Associate David Hansen.
This Master Calss was presented as part of Great Lakes Theater's annual Surround educational programming. "Surround" is an umbrella term that refers to a series of free Great Lakes education programs designed to connect audiences to our spring productions.
Participants read passages from Shakespeare’s text, playing the King of Navarre, the Princess of France, and their romance-stricken attendants. Scenework was accompanied discussions, theater exercises and an exploration of Shakespeare’s sonnets, thought by some to contain clues to the Bard’s inspiration for Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Over the next two months, these student artists will create original works inspired by their experiences in this special workshop event, and Shakespeare’s text. These works will be presented in an exhibition called Contemplative In Living Art (LLL I.i) in the Deloitte Room in the Hanna Theatre, opening April 8, 2016 - opening night of Great Lakes Theater’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost!