Shakespearience has had programming at Mill Valley Middle School, Old Mill School, The Bolinas/Stinson School, JX Wilson School, St. John School, St. Vincent de Paul School, St. Finn Barr School, and The School of the Madeleine.
Program options may include:
-A production of Shakespearience’s Script, “Will Power”, presented as a performance for the school.
This text was developed to examine the power of will as an ensemble through Shakespeare’s texts. It derives scenes from Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet in a chapter format. This gives students a solid familiarity with each of these great plays. It is designed to create teamwork and ensemble, while enabling personal expression and confidence.
An edited production of one of the following plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Twelfth Night.
-Supports public speaking, listening, writing, language arts and social studies in CA Common Core.
*5-6 weeks, three-five hours per week for grades 5-12.
Middle School Workshop:
2-3 week workshops delving into Macbeth, R & J, Hamlet or Julius Caesar to support English and History curriculum. This is a dynamic way to bring the plays to life and make accessible the text and cultural connotations.
Sonnets, Swords & Stories!:
An introduction to Shakespeare, using the stories behind selected plays, broadsword workshop and study of the Shakespearean Sonnet.
Class culminates with a "Sonnet Salon", where teams of students perform selected Sonnets.
*For grades 3-5.
Through one of Shakespeare's fight scenes, (such as Macbeth, Henry IV, R & J) our combat directors instruct in basic swordplay with the vocabulary of stage combat and text work. Number of sessions may vary and is flexible.
-Study of one of the following plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Twelfth Night.
-One to three person scenes taken from the selected and studied play, staged and directed, memorized and presented to the class and or school.
-Supports public speaking, listening, writing, language arts in CA Common Core.
*6-8 weeks, two hours per week for grades 4-12.
-Covering daily life in the 1500-1600’s, specific arts and cultrual aspects of society, aristocracy, religion, Shakespeare’s biography and the world of theatre in his time.
-Stories behind specific Shakespeare plays.
-Works in concert with all other Shakespearience! Classes and may be used to support those classes from a dramaturgical standpoint.
It is also an introduction to...class which creates foundation for language arts, social studies, writing, reading, drama, and visual arts.
-Supports social studies, literacy and language arts in CA Common Core.
*4-6 weeks, one hour per week for grades K-8.
High School Programming:
For High Schools, Shakespearience offers, in conjunction with Literature, Social Studies, Sociology or Drama:
-Scene Study, Soliloquy Study with focus on one play
-Broadsword/Rapier Fight Scenes, featuring instruction with Danielle O'Dea
-Improvisation, Text Work
-Make Sense of That! Demystifying Shakespeare's greatest works.
-History of Shakespeare and current cultural paradigms
Please contact for a full price menu.