Shakespeare Plays

My students using the App to pronounce words in their rehearsals of Hamlet and Macbeth

Shane Ann NYU Grad Acting

My First Year students in the Graduate Acting Program at NYU have been very enthusiastic about using the Shakespeare Pronunciation app as they rehearse “Hamlet” and “Macbeth”. They told me that at the beginning of the rehearsals, they used it every night to check the pronunciations of the unusual words and the character and place names in Shakespeare plays. I …

Shakespeare voice and text class

Shakespeare Voice and Text Class

Shane Ann NYU Grad Acting

Last class with my NYU Graduate Acting Third Year students in Techniques of Voice and Text class. Their work this semester on their Shakespeare monologues was excellent. They put all of the pieces together – voice, speech, breathing, scanning the verse, using the techniques they have been learning for two years, and acting.  It has been a joy to be …

As you Like It

As You Like It

Shane Ann NYU Grad Acting

It has been exciting to work on the OP (Original Pronunciation) production of scenes from “As You Like it”. The Workshop was part of the Studio Tisch Summer program. Pictured are some of the cast members.

Celebrating Victor Pappas

Shane Ann NYU Grad Acting

The amazing Victor Pappas, Associate Chair of NYU’s Graduate Acting program is retiring. We had a fantastic party for him on Tuesday night. The speeches from the alums, the faculty, and his friends were wonderful and the anecdotes reminded us of how much he means to everyone. In my speech, I mentioned some of the reasons I love him. One …