“Then must you speak
Of one that loved not wisely but too well.”
(Othello, Act 5 Scene 2)
This tale of love, deception and jealousy begins with a secret marriage in Venice and sails onward with a scheming course to Cyprus.
In this class, students will perform excerpts from Shakespeare’s compelling tragedy, Othello. They will use their whole selves to connect with each other, literature and history in a meaningful and impactful way. Students will learn about Shakespeare’s life and theatre as well as what goes into staging a play, including theatre vocabulary and design elements. We will embrace Shakespeare’s language with passion and joy in a positive, nurturing environment! Through improvisational games and rehearsing with a script, their confidence with being onstage, handling Shakespearean text and ability to collaborate will grow. On the final day of the semester, students will perform for their peers and parents live via Zoom!
GO DEEPER! Pair this class with Art and Science of the Italian Renaissance
Teacher: Lynn Hayes
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