La Comedie Francaise New York presents: Acting in FrenchStarts: Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 8:15pmTake your French to the Next Level. La Comedie Francaise is a French acting class designed for performing arts professionals and theatre lovers with an intermediate/advanced knowledge of French. The first half hour of class will focus on grammar with an emphasis on verbs. In the second part of class, students will read and perform scenes and monologues from contemporary French plays to improve pronunciation skills, build vocabulary, develop reading comprehension and listening skills and gain cultural enrichment. The class will draw on acting techniques taught in French theatre schools. At the end of the 10 week class, students will be able to communicate fluently in French, conjugate 113 essential verbs in ten tenses including the conditional and subjunctive and read French fluently. This class is equally appropriate for the actor hoping to work in France and the theatre or film enthusiast seeking to speak French with greater ease and confidence. Perfect for the student seeking to breathe life back into those rusty high school of college French skills. Pre-Registration Required.WHEN: Mondays 8:15-10pmDATES: Monday October 12 - December 14, 2009WHERE: Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center*311 West 43rd Street, 8th FloorCOURSE FEE: $180 (Class size limited to 15, pre-registration required)CONTACT: Manisha Snoyer(646)623-4802manisha@alumni.brandeis.eduAbout the instructor: Manisha Snoyer is an actress, translator and French instructor who has taught French in Paris and New York City for over five years. Private clients include students from the Columbia School of International Affairs, Spence, Chapin, Trinity, St. Bernard's, St. Anne's, Poly Prep and the American High School in Paris. She has also taught Broadway actors, avant-garde theatre directors and playwrights. Manisha is a regular substitute teacher at the Chapin School where she has given classes in AP French literature and 5th-10th grade French. Manisha graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University with Highest Honors in French Language and Literature and High Honors in American Studies. She won the Anna Aronson memorial award from the Romance and Comparative Literature Department for outstanding achievement on her thesis: "Translating Sallinger for the American theatre." She also holds a D.E.U.G international relations from the Sorbonne: Paris VII. After graduating from Brandeis, Manisha spent three years training at "Florent," an acting school in Paris, France. Manisha has translated and produced two contemporary French plays by Bernard-Marie Koltes and Joel Pommerat in New York City and Waltham, Massachusetts.The mission of ‘La Comédie Française New York’ is to help students develop spoken and written fluency in French while cultivating an awareness and appreciation of great contemporary Francophone playwrights in the United States.*This event is in no way affilated with Manhattan Theatre Club
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