Shakespeare for Home School
Spring 2015 – Julius Caesar
March 2, 2015 – May 18, 2015
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 10 – 14
Bring William Shakespeare’s historic tale of ambition and betrayal to life! During this twelve-week class, students will learn how to analyze and interpret Shakespeare’s text by investigating some of the most persuasive speeches ever written. They will delve into the historical context of ancient Rome and examine how research can influence theatrical design. In addition to exploring the many artistic roles in the theatre, including directing and designing, students will 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; directing techniques like creating stage pictures; 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
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.