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From September 2020, our workshops, storytelling sessions, CPD and projects for schools will have the option to be delivered online. This exciting new method of delivery will enable anyone who is teaching in socially-distanced classrooms, or who is distance learning, to connect with our education work from anywhere in the world.
The Shakespeare in Education Research Group (ShINE) seeks to consider the innovative ways educators encourage students to learn from Shakespeare and his language, and to interrogate how Shakespeare remains a resource for language learning across Scandinavia and Europe. William Shakespeare’s works represent an unequalled teaching resource for English language and culture, and his influence on world literatures, theatre, and film studies is unparalleled. Across languages and forms of media, students gain cultural understanding through references, images, and quotations from Shakespeare, and this generates a valuable touchstone for teaching literature and theatre, and from there to encouraging critical thinking, artistic expression, language, and communication.
The group hopes to include educators, performers, and researchers collaborating in an active forum to integrate practice, method, and literary research. We generate new research through dialogues over resources, experiences, challenges, using translations and adaptations, and teaching through performance in order to investigate ways of encouraging a wider use of Shakespeare at all education-, skill-, language-, and age-levels.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival Education Department offers classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults year-round.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s touring Shakespeare and Violence Prevention program uses live performance and the latest bullying and school violence research – students improve their Shakespeare literacy AND learn intervention strategies they can use effectively when they see mistreatment happening around them. More info
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival provides theater arts programming integrated into the curricula of approximately 73% of the school districts in Idaho, as well as parts of Oregon, Wyoming and Nevada. Through its school tours, Shakespearience and Idaho Theater for Youth, the Festival annually reaches approximately 50,000 school-age children, including those in rural and under-served communities.
The School of Theater exemplifies the Festival’s attempts to foster lifelong learning and appreciation of theater arts, providing year-round classes for students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school. Camp Shakespeare offers school-aged children and young adults the opportunity to explore the excitement of Shakespeare’s words through imaginative play. The Festival’s Apprenticeships and school residency programs offer extended theatrical training.
Education and outreach is a critical component of our mission. We work hard to build the next generation of theatre artists and art lovers.
Nancy Melich leads a seminar discussion in the Seminar Grove.