Bring Shakespeare to your school!
Our 90-minute performance comes with an optional 15-minute talkback with the actors
and a 45-minute workshop for students.
Bring your students to Shakespeare!
Click here for our Public Performance schedule.
Contact Jonathan Croy at 413-637-1199 extension 131
or by e-mail at SchoolProgramMgr@Shakespeare.org
Hamlet, 2015 Tour
A team of six Shakespeare & Company actor/teachers travels to approximately 75 schools throughout the northeast, performing a 90-minute production of one of Shakespeare’s plays.
The emphasis is on language, pleasure in playing, and the relationship that exists between the actors and the audience. Besides the schools we visit, nearly 100 additional schools come to visit us in one of our centrally located performance venues to see the production.
The actors create wonderful rapport with students, and while they make Shakespeare immediate and accessible, they never dumb it down. A one-day package includes a performance, the optional 15-minute talkback with the actors and one of the following workshops for students: the Workshop in Performance and the Actor Audience Workshop. This program has operated annually since 1982.
What teachers are saying about our previous touring productions:
The performance was FABULOUS! One kid turned to me after the production and said, ‘I thought this was going to be real heavy duty boring Shakespeare, but its really different than I thought.’ Thank you, thank you.
-Teacher, Sharon Academy, Vermont
It was a resounding success!The smiles and conversation Midsummer generated was amazing. Having seen this play performed nearly half a dozen times over the years, I can say without equivocation it was the most successful I’ve seen—and it was perfectly produced for our audience.
-Director of Studies, Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY
The show and the production was an incredible hit, a fabulous success, from the performance to the talkback. Simply great. Teachers said it was ‘wonderful’ and meant it. They were sky high.
-Teacher, Tantasqua Regional High School, Fiskdale, MA
My students and I were all thrilled and impressed. What a great idea to have a woman play Hamlet.
-Teacher, Swansea, MA
It was, as my 13 year old son and his friends said, ‘awesome!’
-Parent, Albany, NY