THE 2013-2014 TOUR:
Book a Shakespeare To Go performance, and we'll give you an entire play... well, minus a few words here and there... seven actors portraying some of the most famous and memorable characters in all of dramatic literature! NCShakes promises an interactive experience that will enrich your school's study of the world's greatest playwright.
Grades 6-12, 60 Minutes
This energetic telling of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy uses only his original language, including Hamlet's famous soliloquy. The Play:
- Involves direct audience interaction to engage students
- Combines easily understood action and visuals with Shakespeare's language
- Concludes with a thrilling swordfight that will have students on the edge of their seats
Comedy of Errors
Grades 4-8, 45 Minutes
It's a classic story of mistaken identity instantly recognizable to anyone who's seen a TV sitcom - and so funny and fresh, students will be surprised it's Shakespeare. The production:
- Recruits student volunteers from the audience
- Uses Shakespeare's story to teach literary conventions such as figurative language and story construction
- Introduces younger students to critical thinking and vocabulary
Designed as an exciting, high-energy introduction to the most well known works of Shakespeare, Shakespeare To Go brings a team of actors to North Carolina area schools, performing edited versions of entire plays. Shakespeare To Go provides performance experiences of Shakespeare's world and work, created especially for students. Performed by young, enthusiastic, professional actors,Shakespeare To Go also offers workshops designed to get student audiences up on their feet, experiencing the magic of speaking and performing the Bard for themselves!
Shakespeare To Go
features direct audience contact between actor and audience - literally. Actors incorporate the student audience into every performance, giving students the valuable experience of both observing and participating in a live performance of the Bard's work. The program offers minimal use of set and costumes, sharing with students a primary focus on the language of Shakespeare, while also allowing performances to take place in almost any venue a school can offer. The program encourages its audience to use its imagination and sense of play, as actors double and triple the roles they perform in any given production.
Shakespeare To Go Fees
Fees begin at $750 for one performance, with special pricing for multiple performances or extended residencies. Maximum audience size is 300 students. Maximum Classroom Workshop size is 35 students. Travel fees may apply, depending on presenter location.
For booking information, please contact NCShakes at (336)841-2273, or [email protected].