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Designed for Teachers, Directors and Teaching Artists to help create dynamic, engaging learning experiences of Shakespeare in the classroom and on the stage.
Shakespeare & Company’s unique and long-developed techniques awaken the emotional, imaginative and physical dimensions of the text. Teachers learn appropriate strategies to help students experience the power and beauty of Shakespeare’s language, and to engage with the texts in deeper and more personal ways. Brought back to the classroom and rehearsal rooms, these approaches engage students’ own multiple intelligences, enabling a more passionate, personal, and comprehensive experience of the characters and understanding of the plays.
These workshops are designed by Kevin G. Coleman, Shakespeare & Company’s Education Director. Other master teachers, actors, and directors from the Company may join the faculty to help participants to experience, and then develop, their own dynamic and engaging learning experiences of Shakespeare in the classroom and on the stage.
These workshops are offered each year at Shakespeare & Company at the height of our summer performance season.
August 2019 Week-Long Workshop – specific dates to be announced soon!
These workshops offer:
Each Week-Long Workshop includes:
“The programs created by Shakespeare & Company provide examples of excellence in professional development, teaching, and learning to be studied and adapted by other artist-teachers, classroom teachers, and teacher-trainers. Further, they provide powerful evidence that on the highest levels of literacy, in the realms of social and personal growth and development, and in the development of high-order thinking skills, the arts provide an ideal setting for multi-faceted and profound learning experiences.”
—From “Stand and Unfold Yourself,” a two-year study conducted by Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (Project Zero, Steve Seidel et al.) and sponsored by the GE and MacArthur Foundations; the study was published in “Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts On Learning.”
Comments from past participants:
“This workshop is exceptional…what you take away from it will enrich yours and your students’ lives way more than what you gave up to get there.” —Sharon Rae Paquette, Advice to the Players, New Hampshire
“Honestly, it was one of the best workshops of my 27 years of teaching and directing. I can’t wait to play!” —Dawn Gunderson, Moorhead High School in South Moorhead, Minnesota
“If you teach drama – Shakespeare or otherwise – this workshop will change your teaching forever, and for the better!” —Wendy Bruneau, High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire
For more information, contact Jennie Jadow, Education Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-637-1199 ext. 108.
Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.