"Interpreting Shakespeare" Workshop

This is an in-person event.

Event Date

935 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Contact Name
Beth Moss
Email Address
Contact Phone
(615) 248-8828 (Voice)
Event Type

Friends, Interpreters, Countrymen, lend me your hands. Join me for an exciting workshop in which we will learn how to better turn Shakespeare's plays into interpreted performance. "But I'm terrified of Shakespeare and have no plans to interpret it anytime soon," you say? Tut, tut. This workshop is for you too. By studying how to interpret Shakespeare, we will get to work on concepts such as performance interpreting, cross-lingual interpretation, poetry, classifiers, visualization, and body use while interpreting. If you can interpret "To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune..." then you can certainly interpret your day-to-day work with greater ease. This workshop is for anyone wanting to brush up their performance, poetic, and conceptual interpreting skills. We will have live actors, lots of fun, and even a dancing bear*! See you in September!

Workshop Fee:
Student Rate:  $60
Interpreter Rate:  $70

No refunds will be given for cancellations made after September 6, 2015.
If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop, please submit your requests in writing no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date along with your registration materials. Bridges cannot guarantee requests received with fewer than two weeks notice will be filled.

Presented by:  Scott Baker
Scott Baker has been an interpreter for 16 years, working in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Honduras. He holds a BFA in acting and a MDiv in theology. Scott has been working as a professional actor as long as he has been a professional interpreter. He has performed in New York City, Texas, Tenessee, and on tour in musicals, plays, operas, ballets, and films. He had two feature films come out this summer and he teaches in the theatre department at Lipscomb University. As a performance interpreter, has interpreted for The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Beyoncé, Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and countless theatrical performances.

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