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Twilight Talk “Embodying Shakespeare: A Backstage Pass to the Actor’s Process”

Thursday, Feb 09, 2012
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Rienzi opens its doors at twilight! Treat yourself to an engaging short lecture, an open house tour of the collection, and social time over wine and bites.

What is the actor's process for speaking words that are more than 400 years old? Some of America’s top theaters use vocal coaches for the benefit of the audience as well as to support the rehearsal process. Join Sara Becker for a chat about what goes into finding not only clarity, but also the blood, guts, and heart of Shakespeare’s plays.

Admission is $15, with a discount for MFAH Members. Click the "Buy Tickets" icon above or call 713.639.7800. Call or contact for more information.

Sara Becker, assistant professor of Voice and Shakespeare at the University of Houston, is a vocal coach who has worked for major American theaters including the Alley Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, and Guthrie Theatre. Among her favorite projects: a touring production of "Henry V"; Kurosawa’s "Throne of Blood"; a Seamus Heaney adaptation of "Sophocles"; and a play about Vince Lombardi. Her work has traveled to BAM: The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the New Victory Theatre.