October 20-22

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, 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.

Upcoming SeminarS:

FALL 2023
OCTOBER 20 – 22

Whirling Words: The Spoken and Unspoken in Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing

Join our Education Programming staff for a weekend of on-your-feet explorations of the knottiest (and sometimes naughtiest) moments in these two classic curriculum titles. Over the weekend you will gain hands-on experience with ASC’s classroom techniques and put your learning into action as we direct ASC actors in a scene from one of the plays. A wordy, whirling weekend not to be missed!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the seminar fee?

The seminar base rate is $330.

Are discounts available?

Yes! We have the following options for discounted rates:

  • Teachers who are self-funding or splitting their tab with their school can receive a 25% discount.
  •  English-Speaking Union coaches can receive a 25% discount.
  • There is a group rate for multiple teachers coming from a single school or district.

For more details or to register at the reduced rate, contact Programming Team.

What is included in the seminar fee?

Seminar fee includes all workshops, a copy of an ASC Study Guide, supplementary materials, and tickets to two performances. Please note that in order to guarantee your materials and your seats at ASC shows, you must register a minimum of one week before the seminar.

Where should I stay?

The city of Staunton offers several different options for lodging for you while you’re in town. We recommend the Frederick House, the Hotel 24 South (right next door to us!), and the Blackburn Inn.

Get a discounted rate from Hotel 24 South when you book your stay – just tell them you’re coming for the American Shakespeare Center Teacher Seminar!

Who should I contact for more information?

Our Programming Team will be happy to assist you with any further questions.

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