OSF Education staff share teaching techniques with teachers.

Shakespeare in the Classroom

  • June 25 - June 29, 2013
  • Classes may not be purchased online at this time. Call 866-545-6337.
Overview

Activate your Shakespeare and your students!

PLEASE NOTE: At this time classes may not be purchased online. Please call Group Sales to order.
Phone: 541-488-5406,
Toll Free: 866-545-6337
Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Need to enliven Shakespeare for your students? This class is designed for English and theatre teachers and provides a theatre-based—rather than academic—approach, helping to make the works of Shakespeare exciting and accessible for students.

Active participation is required.

The class fee of $810 includes tuition, tickets to five plays and one Festival Noon event. Class runs June 25 - 29, 2013. Tuition assistance available.


A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time you book the class. Payment in full must be received by the Box Office three weeks before the first day of class. No refunds will be made after the three-week deadline.

Please note: Registration for this event closes three weeks prior to the first day of class.

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Shakespeare in the Classroom
June 25–29, 2013
Tentative Schedule


Tuesday, June 25
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Attend Backstage Tour
6:30 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend The Heart of Robin Hood – Elizabethan Stage

Wednesday, June 26
9:00 a.m. Class session
11:30 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Festival Noon – Carpenter Hall
1:30 p.m. Attend The Taming of the Shrew – Angus Bowmer Theatre
5:00 p.m. Dinner break

Thursday, June 27
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend Cymbeline – Elizabethan Stage

Friday, June 28
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend King Lear – Thomas Theatre

Saturday, June 29
9:00 a.m. Class session
12:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:30 p.m. Class session
5:00 p.m. Dinner break
8:00 p.m. Attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Elizabethan Stage

About the Instructors:

Joan Langley has served as Education Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1988, producing annual tours of Festival actors to schools throughout the western United States, leading resident workshops in Ashland for playgoers of all ages, and seminars for teachers on teaching Shakespeare. Joan has taught and developed lessons for nearly all of Shakespeare's plays that engage students physically, emotionally and intellectually in the text. She is currently collaborating on a book for teachers on techniques for exploring Shakespeare's plays. Joan has led workshops at the Cambridge Shakespeare Conference, Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, National Association for Humanities Education and the Northwest Council of Teachers of English, among others. She has served on the Editorial Board for Shakespeare Magazine, the Arts Across Oregon Panel for the Oregon Arts Commission, and on a Grants and Policy Panel at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Kirsten Giroux performed in regional theaters across the country for over twenty years. She appeared in over thirty Shakespearean productions in theaters such as Boston Shakespeare Company, Sacramento Theater Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Since 1999, Kirsten has devoted her time to teaching, working as a Curriculum Specialist and Teaching Artist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has created over thirty workshops for the Festival's Education department; taught hundreds of events for students of all ages and seminars for teachers on teaching Shakespeare. All of her teaching and curriculum development work is designed to get students up on their feet exploring and learning about the works of William Shakespeare.