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Shakespeare for Home School

Fall 2014: The Tempest
September 22–December 15 (no class on Columbus Day)
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Ages 10–14


Bring William Shakespeare’s fantastic tale of magic and shipwrecks, family and forgiveness to life! During this twelve-week class, students will learn how to analyze and interpret Shakespeare’s text and discover how to create a fully realized character on stage. Activities will include: paraphrasing and performing monologues; creating characters through movement activities; designing character costumes and creating set pieces and props; writing in a specific character’s voice; and, researching historical characters. The residency will culminate with students performing scenes and monologues from the play.

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

Tuition: $275

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.