Students study the master of human nature and creates the most engaging experience so his works come to life. Studying one play in depth during first semester, reading a scene or two weekly and then having a mentored discussion to apply the content to their lives–to help them see that the plays are relevant to the things they struggle with like jealousy, friendships, and…yes…love.
They learn about the Bard and all about Elizabethan times so that the plays make more sense. The students are inspired to read, watch, or listen to 17 Shakespeare plays by being part of a race to be crowned a King or a Queen. This marathon experience allows them to become relatively fluent in the “foreign” language of our mother tongue.
In the second semester, they perform a play so that the meanings and nuances can really be understood.
- Study a tragedy in the fall, and perform a comedy in the spring.
- Prepare a presentation on an aspect of the Elizabethan Age, weekly opinion papers.
- All aspects of putting on a play, including improvisation and drama “games” beginning in January.
- To be eligible for the end-of-year super activity, students must complete all assignments fall semester.
Taught by: Crystine Riches, Coleen Briggs, KeriLyn Barr
Time: 1:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.