Programs for Visiting Groups
A professional musician from the Terra Nova Consort introduces students to the music of Shakespeare’s day, playing antique instruments such as the krummhorn, gittern, and shawm.
An expert dancer shares his/her knowledge of court and country dances of the Renaissance through lessons in cinquepaces, bergomasks, galliards, etc. Limited to 40 students per session.
An actor demonstrates some skills and secrets of the make-up artist’s craft, using volunteers from your class.
Stage Combat Workshop
An experienced fight director demonstrates safely some of the tricks of stage combat. Limited to 40 students per session.
Shakespeare on Film
A Shakespeare scholar uses film/video to help students discover how actors, directors, and designers create different performances of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
Masks and Movement:
Beginner or Advanced:
OSF actor James Peck uses masks and movement as tools for the imagination, to explore how the body expresses itself. Exercises range from studies of each person's "neutral" posture to ways of creating characters and creatures. Limited to 40 students per session.
Talks on the Plays
In an hour-long, informal talk, a Shakespeare scholar illuminates the plays that your group will see (or has seen) at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Gain an inside view of theatrical performance in lively, interactive workshops (either one or two hours long) led by one of our experienced actor/teachers. Limited to 40 students per session.
Enrollment in the Shakespeare Studies program is required of all out-of-state groups (and of in-state groups unaffiliated with Oregon public educational institutions) who choose to stay on the SOU campus. Each student must receive a minimum of four hours of educational programs on our campus. This requirement can be fulfilled by the classes listed here or by your qualified instructor(s), who must be approved in advance by the Center (M.A. in English or Theatre required). Certain OSF classes* held at SOU also can fulfill part or all of the requirement (see below).
SOU programs for visiting groups are offered at the rate of $100 per hour. We arrange our programs to fit your schedule; classes are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings, seven days a week. All programs are available also to groups not staying on campus. Except where otherwise noted, classes are one hour long and maximum class size is 60; larger classes must be divided to be accommodated. For more information, contact:
SOU Center for Shakespeare Studies
*Oregon Shakespeare Festival Workshops, Discussions, Prologues, and Exploring Design classesheld on our campus can fulfill the SOU educational requirement for visiting groups. These programs must be ordered directly from OSF Group Sales (541-488-5406) at least 3 weeks in advance. Maximum 50 students (80 students for Prologues). OSF Backstage Tours do not fulfill the SOU requirement.
SOU Conference Coordinator
Fax (541) 552-6380
Conference Office Assistant