We offer a variety of workshops designed to fit our touring productions and tailored to work in the classroom. One-day to four-day workshops can be a great enrichment in addition to seeing the show.
Cost: $100 per teaching artist per hour. (One teaching artist can teach up to 30 students.)
Introduction to Shakespeare’s Language
Have your students never done Shakespeare? This is a great introduction! This workshop introduces students to Shakespeare’s stories, and how they are reflected in the current culture, as well as the influence of his work on modern language. Then we get students up on their feet to start to read and embody text from either the Romeo and Juliet prologue, or scenes from Julius Caesar.
This workshop focuses on the concept of stage combat, and how it is used in telling the stories in Shakespeare’s plays. Students will learn several unarmed combat moves, and be choreographed into a fight from either Romeo and Juliet or Julius Caesar.
Elizabethan Dress and Dance (for Romeo and Juliet)
Learn the history of Elizabethan dress, practice bows and curtsies, and learn two Elizabethan dances! Romeo and Juliet meet at a dance, and students will gain an understanding of how important social functions were in Shakespeare’s time, as well as have fun learning to dance.
Students will dig deep into the text with a partner, and learn how to take Shakespeare’s words and make them their own — no “acting” needed! This is an easy way for students of all ability levels to engage with scenes from our touring plays.