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Ever want to perform or read a classical text and know what you’re talking about?

This class covers text analysis, scansion, expression of the line, paraphrasing and acting techniques, taught by the former producing artistic director of the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. Learn how to perform a sonnet, scene or monologue using classical-acting preparation techniques. Whether you desire to prepare for an audition or a role, or simply to improve your understanding of the world’s greatest playwright, this class is for you.


Brief Bio

Michael Carleton is an actor/director/writer with over 30 years professional experience. He is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, and recently returned from several years teaching acting and improvisation in Paris. Formerly he was the Producing Artistic Director of the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, and the Artistic Director of Cape May Stage in New Jersey. His play, Every Christmas Story Ever Told! has had over 450 productions around the world, and another script, Hyde, in the Shadows was a Barrymore Award nominee for outstanding new play.

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About 92Y YourStage

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YourStage events that are ON have been confirmed; PENDING events need to generate more ticket sales; If an event fails to generate enough ticket sales, the event will be CALLED OFF, and all ticket holders will be refunded.

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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

Priority Registration Support

To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.