SHAKESPEARE & ME
FREE Humanities Enrichment PROGRAMS
for Santa Barbara County Public Schools
“Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say”
Edgar, King Lear
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and, TBA, Fridays
Curious about what happens during a workshop?
· Advance notice: minimum 1 week for workshops
· Appreciate 24 hours’ notice rescheduling / cancellation
· Workshops are highly participatory – physically and vocally engaging – and so they require large open spaces such as theatres, auditoriums, multi-purpose classrooms (please inform Stanford in advance)
· Class size: please indicate # students
o 20-30 is optimal; over 40 is tough though not impossible!
· Teacher participation / presence required
o Crowd control / disciplinary issues & modeling for students
· ESL & Special needs issues? Please get in touch!
Programs currently available include:
in-school workshops for grades 6 – 12
· In-school workshops: students explore the world of Shakespeare’s theatre. Residencies can be built to suit your curriculum & schedule.
· Rehearsal Techniques: Heather Stanford can visit your acting class or rehearsal studio to coach rehearsals.
UCSB Theatre: FREE TICKETS FOR STUDENTS
student matinees or public performance
Special Student Matinee 30 September 10AM
o Teaching Artist visits classrooms before and/or after performance
o Post-performance discussion with directors, cast, & crew
Spring Quarter only: UCSB acting students available to perform Shakespeare scenes at your school. Using your students’ feedback, the actors will rework scenes on the spot, demonstrating that there is more than one way to play Shakespeare.
UCSB faculty member and Shakespeare & Company teaching artist Heather Stanford will conduct workshops for teachers, exploring new ways of bringing Shakespeare’s plays to life in the classroom as well as the rehearsal hall.
“ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE”
Workshops & Residencies for grades 2 - 6
Residencies can consist of a single visit, in which the class will explore Shakespeare’s theatre generally or one play in particular, or multiple visits, in which the class may create a performance project.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org