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Words, Words, Words - Activating Shakespeare

Words, Words, Words - Activating Shakespeare
Kick off your Shakespeare unit in class with this active one or two day workshop! Students will explore the magnificence of Shakespeare’s text and learn how to decode his flowery speech to build their confidence in approaching the text. Students will activate their bodies, voices and imaginations to create a personal and fun connection to Shakespeare’s text. Through performance activities, students will explore the different tools Shakespeare employs in his writing to reveal character, intention, and action for actors. All examples used during the workshop can connect to the play your class is studying.

Artist Background

Now in its 29th year, Raleigh Little Theatre's Education Program provides children 4-12 years as well as teens with comprehensive training in the art of theatre. All of the teachers representing RLT have at least a BA degree in Theatre and/or at least 20 years experience teaching theatre classes. Raleigh Little Theatre is dedicated to the belief that theatre training promotes self esteem, builds confidence, stimulates creativity, sharpens communication skills, fosters an appreciation of community, raises cultural awareness, celebrates diversity, encourages respect for self and others and lays a foundation for a lifelong love of the arts. The study of theatre not only trains students to be better actors, it inspires them to be better people.

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