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:

Decolonizing your pedagogy: Tempest, Pericles, Une Tempête

“Intent vs. Impact – The Ripple Effects of The Tempest, Pericles, and Une Tempete” — This seminar will explore the effects of nautical exploration and colonization on the texts themselves, as well as the texts’ lingering effects on audiences today. We plan to invite guest scholars to speak on implementing a decolonized pedagogy, and offer interactive sessions on storytelling and Pericles, generating student-led adaptations of The Tempest, and the rhetoric and textual instability of translation and paraphrasing in Tempest and Une Tempete.”

This weekend begins Friday, November 4 at 4:00 PM and concludes at noon on Sunday, November 6 and includes tickets to productions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the seminar fee?

Seminars begin at $300

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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