Shake-Scene: A One-Person Performance of Shakespeare with Actor Stephen Collins
October 16, 2013
Who had more effect on the English language than William Shakespeare? He created over 1700 common words that before him were either used in a new manner or didn't exist at all. He did this by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, or just invented entirely new words from scratch. This evening actor Stephen Collins will embody the words of Shakespeare in a stirring one-person performance. From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, Stephen brings the Bard's words to life. Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies, histories, and Sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.
Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston.. After twenty-plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves - performing and teaching. Recently he has been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost and Contemporary Poetry at various locations throughout the country. The newest addition to his repertoire, Shake-Scene has met with rave reviews.