Three teachers discussing Shakespeare in Inside Shakespeare

Inside Shakespeare

  • February 28 - March 2, 2014

Help your students get the most out of Shakespeare!

PLEASE NOTE: At this time classes may not be purchased online. Please call Group Sales to register.
Phone: (541) 488-5406
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Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class is for teachers who are planning to bring a group of students to see the 2014 OSF production of The Tempest and/or The Comedy of Errors. You’ll learn strategies and practical lessons to teach one of Shakespeare’s great romances and one of his early comedies.

Fee includes tuition for a day and a half of class sessions, tickets to The Tempest (Friday evening) and The Comedy of Errors (Saturday Evening). $280. Class runs February 28 - March 2, 2014.

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A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time you book this 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 class.



Inside Shakespeare: The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors 
February 28 - March 2, 2014
Tentative Schedule


Friday, February 28
8:00 p.m. Attend The Tempest – Angus Bowmer Theatre

Saturday, March 1
9:00 a.m. Class session
11:30 a.m. Break
1:30 p.m. Class session
4:30 p.m. Dinner Break
8:00 p.m. Attend The Comedy of Errors – Thomas Theatre

Sunday, March 2
9:00 a.m. Class session
11:30 a.m. Break

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