To Book: Contact 647-289-290 or email

Each Part is Four 4-Hour Sessions.

Cost: For one part - $226 incl HST ($169.5 incl HST for CAEA Members).

A special deal for all three parts - All three courses together: $540 plus HST ($432 plus HST CAEA price)

Upcoming Offerings - TORONTO Part 1: Sat Mornings (9AM-1PM) Sept 28. Oct 5, 12, 19

LONDON (ON) Part 1: Thursday (6PM-10PM) Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3

TORONTO Part 2: Sat Mornings (9AM - 1PM) Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16

LONDON (ON) Part 2: Thursday (6PM - 10PM) Oct 10, 17, 24, 31

TORONTO Part 3: Sat Mornings (9AM - 1PM) Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14

LONDON (ON) Part 3: Thursday (6PM-10PM) Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

3 Installment and 4 Installment Payment plans available for Three course load.

Shakespeare for Actor’s Who Hate Shakespeare

Denise Norman, John Chou. Scenography: Christine Urquhart. Lighting: Lin Mei-Lay (Photo by Sam Gaetz)

Denise Norman, John Chou. Scenography: Christine Urquhart. Lighting: Lin Mei-Lay (Photo by Sam Gaetz)

with Julian R. Munds

Let’s face it, if you are an actor you must learn how to wrestle with Shakespeare. But many actors don’t enjoy this struggle. Some of them down right hate it. But it’s not Shakespeare’s fault.

This class is a fun, light, inclusive way to experiment with one of the mainstays of the Western Theatrical Canon: William Shakespeare.

In a few short sessions I will, with the aid of practical approaches, help the artist to see that Shakespeare and his contemporaries are as approachable as that darling cat who lives next store and licks your feet.

The class is in three parts and you don’t have to take one part to take another.

(P.S. You don’t have to hate Shakespeare to take this class. We welcome everyone! And there will be refreshments!)

Who is the teacher?

Julian R. Munds calls himself a phantom of the Canadian cultural scene; in that he’s never had an outright titanic hit, but many people have felt his presence.  He was trained through the University of Toronto and Sheridan Institute of Technology. He is a professional actor who has been featured on Opera, Musical, and Theatre stages. He specialises in Meyerhold Biomechanics and has a background in Grotowski movement studies. He has also directed many plays and written some as well. You can purchase his work off Amazon: Changeling: A Grand Guignol for Murderous Times (featured in University syllabi as a Canadian play of note), and The Good Doctor Holmes and His Children of God, which was hailed as a ‘Canadian Classic.’ He is also a specialist in the works of Thomas Middleton and the Jacobean Stage.

Julian believes that every person has within them the ability to be an artist on the level of the greats no matter their experience. He believes they only need the right set of rules and nurturing to embrace their inner creative soul.