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A one-hour hands-on experience that will deepen your students’ appreciation of Shakespeare On Tour’s Macbeth!

Only $189 per classroom (up to 32 students)!

Email or phone 415-558-0888 for more information

PLAYSHOP will enhance your students’ experience and understanding of drama, language, and Shakespeare with an interactive one-hour session (pre or post-show) with the cast of Shakespeare On Tour

Engaging and enriching materials and activities have been developed by SF Shakespeare Festival's artistic director Rebecca J. Ennals, a former Teaching Artist in Residence with the California school system. Materials are appropriate for all grades K-12; specific exercises and content vary by grade level. The teaching artists are trained professionals with comprehensive backgrounds in Shakespeare and performance.

PLAYSHOP illuminates and underscores the concepts of drama, language, and Shakespeare presented in our touring production. This participatory workshop includes games, activities and text work designed to create a greater understanding and appreciation of theater and language! (Note: PLAYSHOP is not a stand-alone program; it must be scheduled in conjunction with a tour performance.)

Requirements are minimal:

• 1 room for up to 32 students: $189
• 2 rooms for up to 64 students (maximum): $378
• Groups larger than 64 may be accommodated by scheduling an additional Playshop hour using the above fee schedule

Teaching Artists lead groups of students in a variety of activities appropriate to their grade level!

Play with the Players (Gr. K-2)
• physical warm-up
• vocal games using Shakespeare’s language
• improvisations based on the characters in the show

Shakespeare Basics (Gr. 3-5)
• the building blocks of Shakespeare’s language
• how to scan iambic pentameter
• the differences between verse and prose
• introduction to use of onomatopoeia

Digging Deeper (Gr. 6-8)
• components of Basics, plus:
• deeper exploration of Shakespeare’s language
• more complex verse elements (feminine endings, trochees, etc)

From Page to Stage (Gr. 9-12)
• Shakespeare Basics review
• how to use Shakespeare’s language to make strong acting choices
• collaborative scene work from Shakespeare’s plays, culminating in a group performance