The Acting Company

Education

Shakespeare for Teachers

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Summary

Utilizing the texts of Shakespeare's most famous plays, The Acting Company offers educators methods of exploring these plays that present them as the living, breathing art of theatre - the way Shakespare was meant to be explored. Engage your class with drama based exercises perfect for work with the Bard yet applicaple across the curriculum.

Introduction video

Location

Nationwide

Duration

1 day

Learning Through Theater

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Summary

The Acting Company's flagship education program, presented in conjunction with our National Tour; Learning Through Theater (LTT) is a weeklong, in-class, artistic residency. A Teaching Artist will come directly into your classroom to work with your students for four day in order to fully prepare them to attend a performance in the Company's current repertory. The fifth day of the residency has the students attending the performance with the Teaching Artist with a chance to reflect on the production with a professional actor.

Introduction video

Location

Nationwide

Duration

5 days

Class size

30 students maximum in one class with up to 3 classes possible each day of the residency

Student Performance Series

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Summary

In conjunction with our National Tour, The Acting Company presents full-length productions in the Company's current repertory as performances for students. Each student performance is complete with a post-performance question and answer session with the company of actors.

Location

Nationwide

Workshops

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Summary

Led by actors in our touring company (see On Tour page), these interactive workshops cover a  variety of theatre related and show-specific topics and are available for students of all experience levels.

  • Stage Combat
  • Page to Stage
  • Acting Clues in Shakespeare
  • Post Show Question and Answer Sessions

Introduction Video

Location

Nationwide

Primary Shakespeare

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Summary

A 5-week program (meeting the the students twice each week), Primary Shakespeare's aim is to introduce Elementary School students to the works of William Shakespeare in order to give them power over the language and stories before they have built barriers to this "difficult language" when they encounter it in their higher education. Primary Shakespeare can be modeled around any of Shakespeare's plays such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream or Macbeth.

Introduction video

Location

In New York

Teaching Guides

2016/17 Guide:  Julius Caesar
2014/15 Guide: Macbeth
2013/14 Guide: Hamlet
2012/13 Guide: As You Like It
2012/13 Guide: Of Mice and Men
2011/12 Guide: Julius Caesar
2010/11 Guide: The Comedy of Errors
2010/11 Guide: Romeo and Juliet
2009/10 Guide: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
2009/10 Guide: Romeo and Juliet
2008/09 Guide: Henry V
2008/09 Guide: The Spy
2007/08 Guide: Moby Dick Rehearsed
2007/08 Guide: The Tempest
2006/07 Guide: Jane Eyre
2006/07 Guide: Love,Shakespeare
2005/06 Guide: The Three Musketeers
2005/06 Guide: Macbeth
2004/05 Guide: The Lottery
2004/05 Guide: The Turn of the Screw
2004/05 Guide: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
2004/05 Guide: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
2003/04 Guide: Murder by Poe
2003/04 Guide: Richard III
2002/03 Guide: American Dreams
2002/03 Guide: As You Like It
2002/03 Guide: The Tempest
2001/02 Guide: Pudd’nhead Wilson
2001/02 Guide: The Taming of the Shrew
2001/02 Guide: Othello
2000/01 Guide: O Pioneers!
2000/01 Guide: The Comedy of Errors
Shakespeare for Teachers Guide

Links

Explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another.
 

HTML versions of Shakespeare's plays placed in the public domain
 

A nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of William Shakespeare's works through performance, commentary, and adult education activities.

 

Shakespeare for Teachers

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Learning Through Theater

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Student Performance Series

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Workshops

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Primary Shakespeare

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Shakespeare for Teachers

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Learning Through Theater

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Student Performance Series

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Workshops

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Primary Shakespeare

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Shakespeare for Teachers

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Learning Through Theater

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Student Performance Series

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Workshops

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Primary Shakespeare

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Shakespeare for Teachers

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Learning Through Theater

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Student Performance Series

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Workshops

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Primary Shakespeare

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Shakespeare for Teachers

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Learning Through Theater

To register for this program, please fill out the information below. We will contact you regarding available class dates.

Student Performance Series

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Workshops

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.

Primary Shakespeare

To request this program to come to your school, please fill out the information below, and we will contact you to discuss further details. Programs are only available in conjunction with our national tour.