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Student Resources

Playing With Words: Text Clues 101

At the center of Chicago Shakespeare’s work with actors—and teachers and students—is the process called “text work.” Explore some of these clues in Romeo and Juliet with Associate Professor of Theatre Kevin Long.


Performance—by Students—as a Text

Students watching other students perform Shakespeare, take risks, and have fun in the process can be a great motivator for trying something new. These activities come from Chicago Shakespeare SLAM and celebrate the power of Shakespeare’s language through students’ own voices.


“Shakes It Off” on Spotify

From the classic to pop favorites, we’ve compiled our favorite Shakespeare-inspired songs that we’ve been playing on repeat. We hope they help you to think about his plays in a new way. (We think the Bard would tune in, too.)