Instructor - Jessica Crosse
Shakespeare’s plays and language can often be confronting, but with the right tools and fun hands on activities, Shakespeare can be brought to life in an engaging and relevant way. By immersing ourselves in the life and times of Shakespeare, students will learn:
- how to decipher the language of Shakespeare for themselves
- the history of the Elizabethan stage
- the influences Shakespeare has on modern English
- the plots of Shakespeare’s most popular plays by acting them out
All the material will be age appropriate and structured to generate a lifelong interest in the works of the Bard.
These drama classes are suitable for children with a whole range of confidence levels. The curriculum includes confidence building exercises, public speaking, role play for social skills, voice work, movement and acting skills. Children work in pairs, groups and with the whole class to experience improvisation, scene development, plays and script work.
Ages 10 – 14 years
Over the course of the year Students will experiment with the elements of drama and selected drama forms and styles, considering how feedback can be used to enhance improvised, devised and scripted drama. Students will be introduced to script formatting and conventions.
Students will experience drama as performers and audience members. They will develop their performance skills to establish connections and build trust with the audience.
As they make and respond to drama, students explore how dramatic narratives and mood communicate meaning. They will examine the factors that influence drama in different cultures, times and contexts.