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What are your experiences of teaching Shakespeare?

Discussion in 'English' started by fluidmotiontheatre, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. I am currently a cover supervisor at a Secondary School in Hampshire but also the Artistic Director of Fluid Motion Theatre Company, based in Hampshire. We provide a number of different educational workshops and projects for schools and colleges and are currently working on our Streetspeare Schools Project which runs alongside our main tour Streetspeare, the aim of which is to encourage the general public to embrace the spirit of Shakespeare by having a go themselves.
    We have a number of schools signed up to the project which looks at alternative ways in which young people can interact with Shakespeare, through street performance workshops that lead to a performance in the streets of their local towns or cities.

    I am just wondering about any positive experiences you may have had in teaching Shakespeare in schools at both Key Stage 3 and 4, maybe working alongside a theatre company or using drama in your own teaching. I am also interested in any negative experiences you have had, what made them so and what would have worked better.
    Regards
    Leigh Johnstone
    leigh@fluidmotiontheatre.co.uk
    www.fluidmotiontheatre.co.uk
    @fluidmotionTC
     
  2. I am currently a cover supervisor at a Secondary School in Hampshire but also the Artistic Director of Fluid Motion Theatre Company, based in Hampshire. We provide a number of different educational workshops and projects for schools and colleges and are currently working on our Streetspeare Schools Project which runs alongside our main tour Streetspeare, the aim of which is to encourage the general public to embrace the spirit of Shakespeare by having a go themselves.
    We have a number of schools signed up to the project which looks at alternative ways in which young people can interact with Shakespeare, through street performance workshops that lead to a performance in the streets of their local towns or cities.

    I am just wondering about any positive experiences you may have had in teaching Shakespeare in schools at both Key Stage 3 and 4, maybe working alongside a theatre company or using drama in your own teaching. I am also interested in any negative experiences you have had, what made them so and what would have worked better.
    Regards
    Leigh Johnstone
    leigh@fluidmotiontheatre.co.uk
    www.fluidmotiontheatre.co.uk
    @fluidmotionTC
     

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