Much Ado About Shaikespeare, LLC
Much Ado About Shakespeare, LLC is a professional educational program that brings the joy of theater and William Shakespeare’s works to homeschool students. In the Shakespeare programs, Much Ado combines technique workshops in areas such as stage combat, Elizabethan dance and acting with rehearsal classes focused on selected Shakespearean plays. Most of these programs then culminate in student Shakespearean productions for the community. Much Ado also offers programs in Playwriting, Improvisation and Commedia dell’Arte, as well as workshops in performance skills like Stage Combat, Voice and Acting.
We are process-focused, rather than product-focused. Although our programs involve performance, our emphasis is on the students’ classroom experiences of learning and discovery as they encounter the world of classical theatre. We design each class to educate the students about not only acting and the theatre, but also the particular skills and knowledge involved in bringing Shakespeare’s plays to life. Our classes favor physical movement and active learning over traditional lectures. The richness of the lessons lies more in the doing and feeling than in the intellectualizing of material.

We feel that classes/rehearsals should be fun and engaging for all types of learners. We value the fact that each student learns in his or her unique way and therefore, do everything possible to meet the individual needs of each student.

Much Ado’s mission is to create in each class a student ensemble that explores the world of the theatre and the works of William Shakespeare in a fun and non-competitive environment.
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A professional educational program that brings the brilliance of Shakespeare's works to students of all ages
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At its beginning, Much Ado was then what it continues to be now: people coming together to share and learn from the theater’s wonder, excitement and understanding. Fourteen years ago, a season of outdoor Shakespeare productions brought together a group of committed, professional actors looking to share and develop their skills beyond the level of stage performance. With each actor bringing a passion for teaching and a love of learning, this team brought their talents and commitment to the homeschool communities of Ventura and Simi Valley for a season of student Shakespeare productions. Growing from the seed of these early programs, Much Ado has flourished through the support of the wonderful families in each community we encounter. Almost entirely due to word of mouth, Much Ado is now offering theater arts programs throughout Southern California in such areas as: Ventura, Simi/Conejo, Camarillo, Santa Clarita, La Crescenta, Westchester; with a new program beginning in Orange County. As Much Ado has acquired new, brilliant and multi-talented group of teachers, they have expanded from their Shakespearean foundation to offering theater arts programs across the spectrum of theatrical performance skills (Playwriting, Improvisation, Stage Combat, etc.). Much Ado is so proud to see all their students growing in self-expression, confidence, teamwork and understanding from their journeys in the theater and their love of Shakespeare. Much Ado is ever thankful for our grand theatrical family and look forward to watching it grow.
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(323) 275-0990
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Camarillo, CA 93010
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Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Ventura, CA 93003
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