Private Classes

Louis Scheeder, along with his colleague Darci Picoult of The Classical Studio, offers a series of acting classes each fall, winter, and spring for both recent alums of the Studio and actors who seek to hone their skills for professional

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The Classical Studio

The Classical Studio, now in its 24th year, grew out of a “Shakespeare Ensemble,” a one semester course that culminated in a production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” The Studio adheres to “thought in action,” the spontaneous

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The Factory Theatre London

The Factory was created by Tim Evans and Alex Hassell. In 2006 they decided to create a company in response to an Acting Industry, that they felt too often withheld a sense of independence from the creative artists within it.

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All the Words on Stage

The only complete pronunciation dictionary for the works of William Shakespeare. Now available as a mobile app with the full version of the book in PDF format. Coming in 2015 for iPhone and Android with over 5000 words.

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Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App

A new and unique mobile app for actors, directors, students, professors, theatre arts classes or anyone who studies the works of William Shakespeare. A complete audio dictionary with over 5000 words.

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Thoughts on Shakespeare

Understanding Shakespeare is a resource website and blog by Shane Ann Younts and Louis Scheeder, to help actors, teachers and directors to understand Shakespeare better. It is a wonderful knowledge base for the 37 Plays

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Latest Blog Entries

“Teaching as Theatre”

This is an excerpt from a recent talk I gave at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching:
“In my encounters with Shakespeare and other dramatists, I have come to believe in the primacy of argument. I arrive at this conclucion because argument lies at the heart of Western drama.

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New York Shakespeare Exchange

The New York Shakespeare Exchange completed its run last weekend of Shakespeare’s early tragedy “Titus Andronicus.” This well reviewed production was marred only by a unnecessary prologue. Featuring Brendan Averett in the title role, this production Read more

Revival of “On The Town”

Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstong Johnson, and Clyde Alves are all outstanding in the current revival of “On The Town” at the newly renamed Lyric Theatre (formerly the home of “Spiderman” and, at that time, the American Airlines Theatre. Read more