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Acting Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

“Be not afraid of greatness.” 
― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Join us in Illyria, where “Viola thinks her brother is dead. He thinks that she is dead. Everyone thinks that she is her brother. Everyone thinks that her brother is her. Shenanigans ensue.”—Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 

In this class, students will perform excerpts from Shakespeare’s rollicking fun comedy, Twelfth Night. 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. During the final week of the semester, students will perform for their peers and parents!

Homework includes memorizing lines.

Teacher: Lynn Hayes

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