Reignite your passion for teaching Shakespeare.
Join us for a weekend at the Blackfriars Playhouse where you will rediscover the joy and accessibility of teaching Shakespeare. Led by our Shakespeare and Performance experts (including Co-Founder and Director of Mission Dr. Ralph Cohen, Director of Education Sarah Enloe, and our team of Education Artists), these hands-on seminars will reignite your passion for Shakespeare’s words, characters, and themes. Our practical approach will send you back to the classroom equipped to make Shakespeare’s 16th-century lessons engaging for your 21st-century students.
These play-specific seminars focus on making the language and theatrical elements of Shakespeare relevant and exciting in the classroom. You’ll leave with a toolbox of techniques to remove your students’ “ShakesFear” and replace it with enthusiasm to explore these timeless works.
Reputation & Rumor: Much Ado about Nothing & Henry IV, Part 2
Saturday, February 15
8:45 AM | Check-In
9:00 AM | Welcome & Introductions
9:15 AM | Slanderous Tongues: Staging the Wedding
11:00 AM | Rumor & Reputation
2:00 PM | Henry IV, Part 2
4:30 PM | Wrap-Up Discussion
7:30 PM | Much Ado About Nothing
Sunday, February 16
11:00 AM | Discovery Space
Social Justice & Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, Othello, & Twelfth Night
Schedule coming soon