Shakespeare Scholars Team Up at PTE

I’m pretty sure William Shakespeare DID NOT write, “Two heads are better than one.” But I’m sure he’d agree that TWO Shakespeare Instructor’s are.

PTE School’s SPEAKING SHAKESPEARE CLASS will be team-taught by two of Winnipeg’s finest theatre professionals and Shakespeare experts, Arne MacPherson and Rodrigo Beilfuss. Some space is still available.

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Rodrigo Beilfuss is an actor-director, the Artistic Director of Bravura Theatre, a newly created Winnipeg company, and a founding-member of Theatre by the River. Rod’s main theatrical passion is Shakespeare, and he’s been lucky enough to have tackled some of the Bard’s finest works, such as King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Richard III, Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale and Twelfth Night – and he’ll appear in Hamlet in a Bravura Theatre/Snakeskin Jacket co-production this Spring.

Rod holds an MA in Classical Acting from England’s London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and a BA (Honours) from the University of Winnipeg.

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Arne MacPherson is a Winnipeg-based theatre artist. Saskatchewan- born and Edmonton-bred, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) from the University of Alberta in 1985, and moved to Winnipeg in 1991.Arne has directed over thirty productions in Winnipeg, in both professional and student settings. Favourite shows include Sargent and Victor and Me (Theatre Projects Manitoba), Harvest, Magical Mystery Munsch (Prairie Theatre Exchange), The Walworth Farce(Incompletely Strangled), Sunday in the Park with George, (Gallery Works), Strike! The Musical (Workshop West Theatre, Edmonton), The Threepenny Opera (The Manitoba Theatre Centre and Shakespeare In the Ruins), Stretching Hide (Theatre Projects Manitoba), Head, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest (Shakespeare In the Ruins), , Unity (1918) (PTE School).Arne performed the title role in Shakespeare’s Dog at the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. He played Hamlet, Richard III, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Antonio in The Merchant of Venice for Shakespeare In the Ruins.

SPEAKING SHAKESPEARE Learn the language of the immortal Bard, with a focus on the delivery of text, character development and performing skills using some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Ages 18 up The class starts on Tuesday January 20 and runs 7:30 – 9:30 until March 24, 2015.