Best of the Bard: Select Scenes and Speeches (June)

Best of the Bard

Tuesday, June 4th at 6:45 PM

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
Lower Level Meeting Room
2115 Park Boulevard (at President’s Way) San Diego, CA 92101


“Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to
you, trippingly on the tongue.”

Here’s a chance to tackle some of most “OMG” – surprising and effective moments in the history of the theater. Director Kim Keeline has chosen some of the famous scenes that actors have used to build their technique and reputations. You can use these scenes to rehearse audition pieces or to try something new you may have always wanted to do. There is a line from the bard that I think applies here;

“Was the hope drunk / Wherein you dress’d yourself?” (Lady Macbeth)

Here are some of the scheduled scenes.

  • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth on the night of the murder
  • Beatrice and Benedick when she asks him to kill his friend
  • Richard III trying to seduce Anne
  • Henry V and his French bride
  • Hal and Falstaff when they practice confronting Hal’s father, the King.
  • and more!

Kim will bring enough scripts for the roles in the scenes. We can do the same scenes with different actors. All roles are gender neutral.

If you have a particular speech or scene you’d like to do please bring a few extra copies.

Don’t waste this chance that you have been given. “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt.” (Measure for Measure, Act 1 scene 4)

See you there!


Shakespeare Authority Kim Keeline will guide the reading. She has been an instructor in composition and literature at USC, Washington State, PACE program, Mira Costa College, and Southwestern College. Kim received the Star Award from the San Diego Performing Arts League in 2012 for her work at the SDSS. She is a former associate general editor of The Shakespeare Standard.




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