A smattering of links for you today, on performance and education:
- The Shakespeare Schools Festival in the UK aims to give every student the chance to perform Shakespeare: “The idea is that kids learn not just literacy skills but the benefits of teamwork, application and pride in appearing on a proper stage.” Early reports show that the students involved are not just learning the skills of collaboration, but also the ways in which Shakespeare branches into other disciplines of study.
- Globe Education has debuted a new website, full of information on their programming.
- This article in the Huffington Post talks about emphasizing the “story” in history to keep it alive and interesting for students — and uses Shakespeare as an example.
- Musically inclined? About.com has posted a list of composers inspired by Shakespeare.
- Actor Kevin Spacey shares his thoughts on playing Richard III.
- Another article in the HuffPost relates the ongoing health care debate to Beaumont & Fletcher’s Philaster, or Love Lies A-Bleeding — which the ASC will be producing during the 2012 Actors’ Renaissance Season!
Hope everyone’s keeping cool!