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.

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Upcoming Seminars

August 3–4, 2018

Summer Seminar

Joy in the Classics: Julius Caesar

Examine the interdisciplinary nature of Julius Caesar and its relevance to 21st-century students. Full schedule

September 1–2, 2018

Fall Seminar

Teaching through Comedy: The Comedy of Errors

Learn how to use comedy as a teaching tool for Shakespeare’s words and characters. Full schedule

November 2–3, 2018

Winter Seminar

Page to Stage: Henry IV, Part 1 and Merry Wives

Join us for a one-day journey through rhetoric and disguise on the Early Modern stage. Full schedule