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Shakespeare and Company Education

National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare

2015 Dates Pending

This four-week Institute brings classroom teachers from across the nation together with Shakespeare & Company master teachers, international scholars, professional directors, and actors. Teachers immerse themselves in the exploration of Shakespeare’s plays, in the context of their original performance conditions, and are introduced to Shakespeare & Company’s techniques for unleashing the power, the playfulness, and the passion of Shakespeare’s language, bringing it alive in the classroom.

Credit for The National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare is available through Lesley University. Lesley is a diverse, coeducational university based in Cambridge, MA, with learning sites in 21 states and in Israel. Recognized as one of the “best” in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern Regional Colleges” listings.

This program began in 1988 and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please click here for more information on nationally funded programs in the humanities.

For more information, please email us at or call Kevin G. Coleman, Director of Education, at (413) 637-1199 ext. 104