SOLD OUT! Shakespeare for Everyone: How an Actor Reads Shakespeare
Taught by Holly Twyford

Wednesdays, 7pm to 8:30pm (ET)
December 15, 2021 to January 12, 2022 | 5 Sessions
Makeup Date: January 17 
Price: $169 | $149 for Theater J Subscribers and Angel Donors
Registration Closes December 14th at Noon

Whether you’re a Shakespeare expert or a novice bardolater, prepare to read some of the greatest works of dramatic literature in a new light. Holly Twyford, one of DC’s most esteemed actor/directors, will pull the curtain back to reveal how an actor understands, interprets, and plays different roles. The class will illuminate how a professional actor reads and analyzes the text, unpacking layers of meaning and opening up new possibilities for interpretation. One former student said: “Holly Twyford shares her knowledge wonderfully and without reservation, and she certainly knows her Shakespeare!” Another said that studying with Holly Twyford is a “once in a lifetime opportunity”—but now it doesn’t have to be! Don’t miss this fascinating class that promises a friendly and accessible approach that will bring discoveries and insights into every Shakespeare play you see or read.

Please note: This is not an acting class; no prior experience in acting is required. Please note that students will read scenes and excerpts of plays as homework, specific titles to be assigned by instructor.

This class is sold-out. Please email Chad Kinsman, director of patron experience, at to be added to a waitlist in the case of cancellations.