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Teacher Workshops

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a more productive Saturday!”
—Teacher, Al Raby High School (CPS), Chicago

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

We start with a play. We create a learning “laboratory” where teachers can roll up their sleeves, take in new ideas and try out some drama-based, Common Core-aligned teaching strategies. We add a Shakespeare scholar to the mix, giving us historical and contemporary perspectives. Then we invite a leading Shakespeare artist to join us and explore the art of interpretation, from page to stage.

All classroom teachers are invited to our free teacher workshops! Whether you’re teaching a particular play this year, thinking about it for the future, or simply wanting to learn more about approaching Shakespeare in the classroom, our workshops will immerse you in Shakespeare scholarship, interpretation and pedagogy. And we can practically guarantee that the strategies you learn are applicable to any Shakespeare you may be teaching—and, for that matter, to other challenging texts!

Teaching The Taming of the Shrew
Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
4 PDH /CPDU CREDITS
Registration for this workshop is closed

Page to Stage: Teaching A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, January 13, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
5 PDH /CPDU CREDITS
Registration for this workshop is closed

Teaching Macbeth
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
4 PDH /CPDU CREDITS

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TEACHER PREVIEW NIGHTS

Teachers who will be bringing their students to Red Velvet or Mary Stuart are invited to a free Teacher Preview Night.

Over a working dinner, teachers meet with the production’s director for an “insider’s look” at the background and interpretive choices in our production. Following dinner, teachers are invited to a preview performance in our Courtyard Theater. Throughout the evening, you’ll gain insight into our production to help prepare your students for their own playgoing experience. One ticket and box dinner, free of charge, offered to participating Team Shakespeare teachers. Additional tickets may be purchased for guests.

Red Velvet Teacher Preview Night
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Box dinner and discussion 6:00–7:15 p.m.
Performance 7:30 p.m.
1 PDH /CPDU CREDITS

Mary Stuart Teacher Preview Night
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Box dinner and discussion 6:00–7:15 p.m.
Performance 7:30 p.m.
1 PDH /CPDU CREDITS

To register for a Teacher Preview Night, please contact Molly Truglia at
mtruglia@chicagoshakes.com or 312.667.4957.

   

 

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