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Shakespeare Monologue Workshop with dramaturg Gideon Rappaport

March 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$10 – $20
Work on monologues with Dr. Rap, professional dramaturg and host of the podcast “Appreciating Shakespeare”

$20 for actors and $10 for audience

About this Event

Gideon Rappaport is San Diego’s premiere Shakespearean dramaturge. He will work with actors on their Shakespearean sonnet or monologue concentrating on correct pronunciations, interpretation, speaking in iambic pentameter, proper syllable stress, and making your Shakespeare performance understandable, accessible, and dramatically exciting to an audience!

Excellent preparation for presenting your Shakespeare piece at any audition.


15 Students will be guaranteed 10 minutes of Gideon’s attention and feedback. Your monologue should be no longer than 2 minutes.

While we can only work with a small group of actors, we are also happy to offer up AUDIENCE seating—hear the same lessons and see the results for yourself!

Your Instructor

Gideon Rappaport has an honors B.A. in English Literature and Art History from Cowell College, University of California at Santa Cruz, and an M.A and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University. He has taught Shakespeare, British Literature, and Humanities at Hamilton College, SUNY Cortland, Concordia University, and the University of New Hampshire, as well as at The Bishop’s School and La Jolla Country Day School.

He has also served as theatrical dramaturge for professional theatres including the Old Globe Theatre, the California Shakespeare Festival, the British-American Youth Festival Theatre, the San Diego Repertory Theatre, the North Coast Repertory Theatre, the Intrepid Theatre, and the Poor Players, and on school productions for The Bishop’s School and La Jolla Country Day School.

Check out Dr. Rap’s podcast!

Find it wherever you listen to podcasts or stream it here.


March 21, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $20
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