Many acting opportunities require an ability to interpret verse. Shakespeare, of course - but not just Shakespeare. Verse typically means writing in which the language is heightened and the rhythm is important, so comfort with verse translates to increased power and versatility in all forms of acting. In this fun and practical class you'll learn what rhythm can do for you by studying meter (iambic pentameter, etc.), gain skill in the use of heightened language through recitation of contemporary poetry, and put it all to work for you through preparation of Shakespearean sonnets and monologues. No work with a scene partner required.