One-Week Shakespeare Class                       $800 – 1000 

                                       (depending on the number of classes)        

The one week of Shakespeare class explores the differences between the monologue and the soliloquy. Students will also have a chance to work with a partner on a scene from Shakespeare. Sessions are provided in each drama class for one week. 

* Middle School and High School

WORKSHOPS

SHAKESPEARE ACTING COACH

One-man show performance:                                $750

“Shakespeare: The Curious Mind” is my 45-minute, one-man autobiographical story of my first encounter with Shakespeare shows how Shakespeare affected my life as a teenager and how I found power in his words to re-explore my forbidden voice-my Liverpool accent.                                                                                              

 * Middle School and above

 

Three-Month Shakespeare Production                      Contact  for price

Building on all of the above, I will guide the students, as director, from Day One of rehearsals to the closing night of a 60-75 min Shakespeare production. This production can be either a black box show with limited resources (for a classroom or gymnasium) or a full production, including costumes, lights and sound, and stage combat where needed. It is suitable either for a short run at school or for competition. 

 * Middle School to University 

One-Month Shakespeare                                            Contact for price

Students will work towards performing a staged reading (script in hand) for their classmates. This is a deeper exploration of Shakespeare, looking at the text’s antithesis, imagery, and ambiguities. Sessions are provided in each drama class for one month. 

 * Middle School and High School

Guest Speaker: “Why Should I Care about Shakespeare?”  

30- 60 min                     $400

I have spoken to small groups, clubs, CEOs, and leadership conventions across the USA and Canada. In 2019, I spoke to the Rose Queen’s Court in Pasadena about the power of self-confidence and how to inspire a new generation of leaders.  My lectures always include quotations from Shakespeare: I show how those words, written so long ago, still affect us today. 

 * High School and above

My name is Richard Kenyon, and I am a fervent advocate for enriching the lives of students and educators through the timeless works of William Shakespeare. My methodology is straightforward yet profound: empower students to harness their voices to explore and comprehend Shakespeare’s works, thereby discovering facets of themselves in the process.

With over three decades of experience as an actor, director, acting coach, and Shakespeare specialist, I employ the First Folio as an essential tool for deeper understanding. I firmly believe that the most effective way for students to learn Shakespeare is through active engagement—get it on it's feet, hear it and personally engage with the Bard’s words.

I have been dedicated to teaching Shakespeare and conducting acting workshops for the past 30 years across Canada and the United States. My training includes esteemed institutions such as Niagara College, the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School, and the University of Calgary in Canada, as well as Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA in the United States. I have also pursued advanced studies online at Harvard University, including the course “Shakespeare’s Life and Work” led by renowned Shakespearean scholar Stephen Greenblatt.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of directing 32 of Shakespeare’s plays, working with students, actors, and professionals alike. Some of my favorite plays to teach are Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. I have performed in the complete repertoire of Shakespeare’s plays, some of my favorites include Richard III, Henry V, Mercutio, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Marc Antony in both Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.

Currently, I serve as a private acting coach in Hollywood and hold the position of Artist in Residence at The Shakespeare Villa in Pasadena, California.

My expertise includes the Linklater method of voice training, “Freeing The Natural Voice,” in which I am very familiar. I frequently incorporate Kristin Linklater’s techniques into my workshops, details of which are listed below. For inquiries about pricing, please contact me at 


hello@shakespeareactingcoach.com


​One-Day Shakespeare Active Workshop                    $300

This one-day Shakespeare Inclusive, which can be offered after school or on the weekend, touches on Shakespeare and his plays. Students will learn the five guideposts in their initial approach to Shakespeare. This is where I teach the basics.

Students will have an opportunity to stand and speak Shakespeare’s words while doing it with understanding, in their voice, while having FUN! Students will also learn about how their voice is strong and their opinion is valid. They will also have an opportunity to share their work with classmates. 

* Middle School and High School