Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.
In this week's post, Thaddeus combines his theater training from the U.S. with his program in London and brings his performance to life at the Globe Theatre.
My program at the University of Minnesota is a classical training program with a heavy focus on the works of Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Shaw.
One of the reasons we came to London is the opportunity to work with the Globe Theatre, and further examine the practices of bringing Shakespeare's text to an understandable performance on stage. Our sophomore year focused heavily on technique with Shakespeare's text. Now in our junior year, the Globe's education program has been giving us the opportunity to bend and stretch those techniques to make the text more interpersonal and simple on stage, while still holding on to the core techniques that allow us to break down Shakespeare's logic.Continue Reading