Give your students a trip abroad – no passport required.

join the American Shakespeare Center for an interactive, personalized dive into Shakespeare.

Our Student Matinee series is one of the best ways to bring Shakespeare to life for your students. Whether it’s your students’ first experience the live arts, or an opportunity to bring the page to life as a supplement to your curriculum, our Student Matinee series has something for every class.

Your experience begins with a digital performance from the stage of the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse. With your Student Matinee booking, you’ll receive a FREE study guide to supplement your lesson plans and unleash the wonder of Shakespeare in the classroom before and after the show. Plus – you can enhance your experience with a virtual workshop with our Education Team.

By putting words into action, our comprehensive approach sends students back to the classroom with a fresh look and appreciation for curriculum titles (and more).

TWO WAYS TO BRING THE ASC SAFESTART SEASON TO YOUR STUDENTS
ASC LIVE
  • Access to a synchronous, LIVE production broadcast from the Blackfriars Playhouse stage
  • Must be scheduled in conjunction with ASC’s schedule
  • A unique access link & experience provided for your venue ONLY
BLKFRSTV
  • Access to a cinema-quality streaming video of one of our available productions
  • Presented at the time of your choice (asynchronous)
  • Provided via a unique, timed password for a limited viewing period
YOUR CUSTOMIZABLE VISIT STARTS AT JUST $15 PER STUDENT FOR LIVESTREAM STUDENT MATINEES AND $10 PER STUDENT FOR BLKFRSTV PRE-RECORDED SHOWS.

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FALL 2020 OFFERINGS

OTHELLO

I AM NOT WHAT I AM.
If truth has lost its meaning, how long can love survive? Evil is everywhere in Shakespeare’s great tragedy of racism and jealousy, as the love of Othello and Desdemona is destroyed by envy and fact is twisted by innuendo. You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as the deadly machinations unfold.

Contains adult themes.

TWELFTH NIGHT

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN ILLYRIA?
Shipwrecked Viola is in love with Orsino…who is in love with Olivia…who is in love with Cesario…who is secretly Viola disguised as a man. In a world turned upside down, what could possibly go wrong (or right?)

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of (mis)identity arrives in a 90-minute romp!

Perfect for audiences of all ages!

LIVE STREAM DATES

Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 AM – Twelfth Night

Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30 AM – Othello

Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 AM – TBD

Wednesday, October 14 at 10:30 AM – TBD

Please contact us with questions.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

In addition to world-class performances, we offer virtual workshops on topics intended to cure your students’ ShakesFear. Add one or more of these workshops to your visit to create a learning adventure for your class unlike any other or spread out the workshops to fit your curriculum.

Explore the ASC Core Curriculum workshop menu >>

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