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.

Upcoming SeminarS:

Roman Plays: Julius Caesar & Antony and Cleopatra

July 18-20

Dive into Shakespeare’s Rome using the techniques the American Shakespeare Center’s actors use to unlock playful and compelling ways of thinking about bringing the plays to life. With ASC Study Guides, a lecture with our co-founder and Director of Mission Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, and engaging workshops, we will dive into the Roman Empire in transition and find the political and moral connections for you and your students. CEUs: 8+

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Teaching Shakespeare’s Fairy Tales

September 6-7

Spice up your curriculum with new titles and learn how to teach them in conversation with more popular works! Join us as we examine the epic fairy-tale levels of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays (Midsummer, a literal fairy story) and the lesser known Cymbeline, whose central character Imogen gives any Disney princess a run for her money. CEUs: 6+

Teaching the Next Shakespeare

November 15-16

More information coming July 2019

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