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Online: Improvising Dickens Level 1 with Brian Lohmann (#22-03-3522)

Improvising Dickens Level 1
Mondays, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

March 7 – March 28

Schedule: 4 sessions
Class date: March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Class length: 2 hours (8 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $150
Prerequisite: Foundation 3 or higher. 
**This class requires Head of School Approval. Please email us at with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility**

What’s in a name? Dickens thought lots about names. One of his great skills is that his names instantly evoke characters: Mr. Turveydrop, Ebeneezer Scrooge or Fanny Squeers, for example.  This four-week class is a sampler of Dickens’ techniques from eccentric naming to the “Punisher/Protagonist/Protector” narrative engine that he adapted from Victorian melodrama.  

We will also explore how detailed description can be both powerfully emotional and inform the story.  And we’ll play around with Cockney and posh British accents! So, dust off your derby or your snood and join us for an improv romp through the world of Charles Dickens.

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