Improvising in the Style of Oscar Wilde
Thursday, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
September 8, 2016
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco
Schedule: 1 session
Class dates: September 8
Class length: 3 hours
Class size: 10 students maximum
Prerequisite: Completed Foundation 3 or above
Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights in Victorian England. His plays contain archetypal characters, social commentary, and wit.
In this class we will identify the characters, learn enough about the society of Victorian London to ‘comment’ on it, and we will explore how to be witty, even when you’re not.
Before class: Practice your English accent out loud, and read about Oscar Wilde on IMDB or Wikipedia.
Recommended viewing before class:
The Importance of Being Ernest – View the film produced in 2002 or 1952 (or both)
An Ideal Husband, 1999
Lady Windermere’s Fan 2014