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Burning Coal Theatre presents EXPLORING SHAKESPEARE, an 8-week workshop on acting and enjoying Shakespeare. Taught by Burning Coal Director of Education Ian Finley, the class will focus on getting on our feet and exploring the Bard’s text.  Suitable for anyone with an interest in Shakespeare, no previous acting experience necessary.

Classes will run Monday nights, 6:30-9:30 pm, January 10th – February 28th, 2011.  Classes will be held at Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School (224 Polk St., Raleigh).  The class fee is $155.  For further information, or so sign up, contact us at or 919-834-4001.

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Burning Coal Theatre Company is one of Raleigh’s professional theatre companies.  Burning Coal is an incorporated, non-profit [501 (c) (3)] organization. Burning Coal’s mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. Burning Coal produces explosive reexaminations of overlooked classic and modern plays, as well as new plays, whose themes and issues are of immediate concern to our audience, using the best local, national and international artists available. We work toward a theatre of high-energy performances and minimalist production values. The emphasis is on literate works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional linear plays, at which audiences are most often asked to observe without participating. Race and gender non-specific casting is an integral component of our perspective, as well as an international viewpoint.

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