Hands On Shakespeare

hands on shakespeare

Choose from Two Dates:

October 4, 2014
January 24, 2015

(School POs Accepted)

NCShakes Spirit Center
807 West Ward Ave
High Point, NC 27260

To Register:
Call 336-841-2273

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Shakespeare's beautiful language places his works in the literary canon; however, Shakespeare wrote his plays to be performed. Hands On Shakespeare workshops are designed to help educators and interested adults explore the work of Shakespeare through an actor's viewpoint while addressing the very real challenge of relating the activities to Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards required for the classroom setting.

Sherri Raeford, Outreach & Education Director of NCShakes, will lead participants in active, fun and collaborative activities developed through her involvement with Shakespeare's Globe, Shakespeare Lives! and her own classroom experience.

Dr. Lynne Murray of High Point University will reinforce the active exploration of the text with links to Common Core State, NC Essential Standards, modern culture and the demands of the 21st century classroom.

Registration includes all materials, snacks, lunch, dinner, attendance at the 6:30 Shakespeare To Go performance of Hamlet, a post show Q&A session with the actors and 1.0 CEU credit. (10 contact hours).

Participants Will
bulletBring Shakespeare off the page and onto the stage of your classroom
bulletStrengthen your entire Shakespeare curriculum
bulletBuild confidence in applying performance based activities to real life settings
bulletPut the PLAY in Shakespeare!
bulletReceive 1.0 CEU credit

Hands On Shakespeare Teaching Artists

Lynne Norris Murray taught high school English for 26 years and served four years as a curriculum specialist in Guilford County Schools. She was first introduced to performance-based instruction through Shakespeare Lives!, a teacher development program. While working with the program, Murray attended summer institutes at the International Shakespeare's Globe in London, England, which later became the focus of her doctoral dissertation that examined the transformative effects of teaching Shakespeare through performance. In her most recent work, Murray has written curriculum that incorporates performance techniques in meeting the Common Core State Standards. Murray currently works as a Freshman Success Coach at High Point University.

Sherri Raeford, Outreach & Education Director for NCShakes, interned and studied at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London during the summers of 2003 and 2005 through an international program called Shakespeare Lives! She has been a practitioner for the group for the past 10 years, teaching numerous workshops and camps throughout the state for students and teachers. She has taught Theatre in the public schools of NC and directed for the past 25 years, spending several years exploring concepts and methods she learned from the master teachers at the Globe and mentor, Bob Moyer from UNC School of the Arts. Raeford has her own theatre group, Shared Radiance Performing Arts Company, that produces experiential shows in unexpected venues. Raeford has an M. Ed. in Theatre from UNC Greensboro and enjoys working with all age groups, exploring the works of the Bard and beyond.

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"So extraordinarily well done! Effectiveness and good humor are a rare combination, and your kindness and consideration to boot made it a great pleasure. All the material was new to me, and I think I 'got' most of it. I feel as though I've been given a great gift."

"This was a superb experience! Practical material, well-prepared and presented"

"The seminar was highly valuable. Instructors were well-prepared and enthusiastic. Do it again! Do it again!"

"When I first heard about the workshop I was hesitant. I lack acting experience. From the first moment of contact I felt invited. Activities were informative, fun, and I feel confident enough to try some of the activities."

NCShakes Spirit Center
NC Shakespeare Festival
807 West Ward Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
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