Inter-Curricular Programs

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:

Production Workshop:

-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.

    ~OR~

    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.

Rapier/Broadsword Workshop:

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.

Scene Study:

-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.

Shakespeare History:

-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 admin@shakespearience.net for a full price menu.