Revolution Shakespeare

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action

Revolution Shakespeare, based in Philadelphia, PA, invites audiences to experience the variety and vitality of Shakespeare's works with bold and honest productions at little to no cost for patrons.


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Sessions will be capped at 12 persons per-session.

Prices are $125 for one session, $225 for two sessions, or $300 for all three.  All sessions will be held at Headlong Studios 1170 S. Broad Street. 

Tuition will be collected on-site before each session. Payment options include cash, personal check, or credit or debit card.

Revolution Shakespeare is hosting three, 3-hour Combat Masterclasses in August, taught by Resident Fight Choreographer Sean Bradley. Sean's choreography was last seen in Revolution Shakespeare's inaugural production of Macbeth, and he was featured in numerous onstage deaths in The Arden’s production of Macbeth.

Open to all skill levels, these classes will focus on the Society of American Fight Directors’ guidelines for Unarmed and Knife combat.  Whether you are interested in learning new skills for the stage, brushing up on technique before the SAFD Cheesesteak! in October, or are simply interested in having some fun, these classes are for you! 

Session 1 "Unarmed" – An exploration of the SAFD required moves on how to punch, kick, push, pull, scratch and choke the hell out of your scene partner. Aug. 28 2pm-5pm.

Session 2 "Knife" – Knife wielding technique, to make you a little more like Jason Bourne, within the SAFD safety guidelines and focused on their required moves. Aug. 29 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Session 3 "Acting through Choreography"– Scene based workshop focused on the effective acting of a scene involving unarmed and knife choreography. Also, exercises on how to sell pain effectively, and how to hold tension in the Danger Zone! Aug. 30 6:30pm-9:30pm.