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Shakespeare for Home School

TUITION

$275 per session.

Receive $25 off if you register for the full year!

LOCATION

STC Rehearsal Studio A
507 8th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Please feel free to call us with questions about which class to select for your student.
Education Hotline: 202.547.5688

FALL 2015

Course: Exploring Shakespeare for Home School
Play: Twelfth Night
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dates: September 21 – December 14, 2015 (No Class on Columbus Day, October 12)
Ages 9-14

Experience different jobs in the theatre while exploring Shakespeare's funny and adventurous Twelfth Night! Students will learn the basics of Shakespeare's language and text analysis, as well as some of the history surrounding William Shakespeare and his plays. They will learn about the play’s characters and themes through discussion, reading, and acting games. This course will especially focus on the design process, with the students exploring color, shape, texture, and line and creating renderings for sets and costumes from the play. The course will culminate in a sharing of scenes and design presentations, depending on student interest.

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Course: Acting Shakespeare for Home School
Play: Twelfth Night
Mondays:12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dates: September 21 – December 14, 2015 (No Class on Columbus Day, October 12)
Ages 13-17

Bring William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, to life! During this 12 week course, students will examine and practice the skills and strategies actors use to perform Shakespeare's plays. This includes text analysis, scansion, developing a character background, and exploring physical and vocal techniques. Class time will be focused on acting exercises and rehearsal. This course is ideal for students with some experience with acting who are excited for the challenge of performing Shakespeare. Interested students should be confident readers with a commitment to learning lines and working supportively in an ensemble.

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SPRING 2016

Course: Exploring Shakespeare for Home School
Play: As You Like It
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dates: March 7 – May 23, 2016
Ages 9-14

Discover how “all the world’s a stage” while exploring Shakespeare's As You Like It! During this 12 week course, students will explore all the jobs in theatre, learn the basics of Shakespeare's language and text analysis, as well as some of the history surrounding William Shakespeare and his plays. They will learn about the play’s characters and themes through discussion, reading, and acting games. This course will especially focus on the design process, with the students exploring color, shape, texture, and line and creating renderings for sets and costumes from the play. The course will culminate in a sharing of scenes and design presentations, depending on student interest.

REGISTER FOR SPRING



Course: Acting Shakespeare for Home School
Play: As You Like It
Mondays: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dates: March 7 – May 23, 2016
Ages 13-17

All the world’s a stage and all the boys and girls will be players in As You Like It! During this 12 week course, students will examine and practice the skills and strategies actors use to perform Shakespeare's plays. This includes text analysis, scansion, developing a character background, and exploring physical and vocal techniques. Class time will be focused on acting exercises and rehearsal. This course is ideal for students with some experience with acting who are excited for the challenge of performing Shakespeare. Interested students should be confident readers with a commitment to learning lines and working supportively in an ensemble.

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Teaching Artist: Melissa Richardson

Melissa Richardson is a teaching artist, director, and stage manager. Ms. Richardson has taught drama to youth with Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, InterAct Story Theatre, Round House Theatre, Alden Theatre, Adventure Theatre, and the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts. Ms. Richardson directs the Heyday Players, a senior citizens’ repertory company, at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has also stage managed productions for the Washington Shakespeare Company, American Century Theater, Horizons Theatre, and Active Cultures Theatre. Ms. Richardson received a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

SCHOLARSHIPS

To apply for a scholarship for the Shakespeare for Home School class, please submit the following items to the Shakespeare Theatre Company Education Department.

  • A completed scholarship application form filled out by the parent or legal guardian of the student.
  • A 500-word typed essay, written by the student that answers these questions: Why do you want to participate in the Shakespeare for Home School class? What do you hope to gain from the experience?
  • A copy of applicant’s 2014 tax return for proof of income or documentation proving your qualification for free or reduced school lunch.
  • Applications are due by August 1, 2015 for the fall sessions.
  • Applications are due by February 1, 2016 for the spring sessions.




Please mail your materials to:
School Programs
Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Or fax to: Attn: School Programs at 202.547.0226