Learn a Line of Shakespeare
In this hands-on tactile approach to Shakespeare, students learn a line from Romeo and Juliet and work on memorizing the line and creating a craft around that line.
“Words, words, words!”
Shakespeare’s plays and poetry often present students with a challenge - the stories are compelling, but the language is difficult. This workshop focuses on the art of storytelling and verse-making, but leading students through a collaborative creation of a story or poem using Shakespeare language in their own way.
Much Ado About Masks
Explore Shakespeare’s language through art and movement. Using the masks from Much Ado About Nothing as inspiration, students will explore words using their five senses.
Shakespeare’s Argument and Persuasion
This workshop introduces students to the quintessential Shakespeare techniques of argument and persuasion. how does Friar Lawrence convince Romeo not to kill himself? How does Iago lead Othello to believe Desdemona has betrayed him? The teaching artist takes students through a small section of text that shows these techniques by close reading and performance.
A Little Shakespeare
Pre-K - Grade 2
Introducing students to Shakespeare’s varied characters and stories, “A Little Shakespeare” utilizes the unique sound of Shakespeare’s language and the physicalization of Shakespearean characters. The children are up on their feet, moving to the beats of ancient drums and making the noises of Shakespearean words to become his varied characters. Puppets are used to introduce the students to the varied plots of Shakespeare.