Seattle Shakespeare Company Education News

Teaching Shakespeare While at Home

Whether you’re teaching remotely, working from home with your children, or teaching in school, we know that Shakespeare can be a wonderful way to engage students in learning about language, history, storytelling, and more. We’ve gathered a collection of some of the resources we turn to for guidance and inspiration when teaching Shakespeare’s plays. Look through this selection and find the offering that speaks to you or your students.

The Rhythm is Going to Get You

As Shakespeare fans, we’re used to hearing the rhythm of iambic pentameter and occasional rhymed verse. So it may be a little surprising just how much the rhyme and rhythm of Tartuffe take center stage in this production. Unlike Shakespeare, the rhyme scheme doesn’t come and go. Why is that? Here’s a look at the […]

A Path to Shakespeare

[soliloquy id=”9399″] They meet in a room called “Faith” at the Recovery Café, around the corner from Cornish College of the Arts and a stone’s throw away from the offices of Amazon.com. They range in age from young adult to senior citizen. They come from women’s shelters, get referred by therapists and case workers, or sometimes […]

Wrapping Up a Momentous Year

We’ve been taking time to reflect on the year gone by and to start setting our sights on the horizon. It’s been a busy and exciting time for the company, and we are enormously proud of the achievements of the past year. When we compared our personal lists of highlights, they differed slightly, so we […]

Who were these people? Audiences in Shakespeare’s Day

In Shakespeare’s day, London theaters like the Globe could accommodate up to 3,000 people watching popular plays. With theaters running most afternoons, that could mean as many as 10,000-20,000 people could see a play every week! Who were these people? Shakespeare’s audience was the very rich, the upper middle class, and the lower middle class. […]