Backyard Shakespeare. What is that, you may ask. Well, it’s a very ingenious and creative way to engage homeschooled kids with Shakespeare, education, language arts, drama, and most importantly, fun!
I recently had the privilege to teach a group of 7 kids Playing With Plays The Tempest for Kids and we had a BLAST! Best part, we did it in the backyard of a house of one of the homeschooling families. Their deck was a natural stage. So, a few costumes, a few scripts, a few rehearsals, and BAM! We’ve got a fun, melodramatic Shakespeare play performing in … Continue reading
PRESENTATION SKILLS – is part 4 of the 12 part series: Why Drama is so Important in Schools.
No matter where you go in life, you’re going to have to Get up in front of a group, a class, or an audience and present an idea for a project, a report, a paper, or some other material. Even if it is just your boss and you want to pitch a new project, you will need to prepare and present your idea.
This is … Continue reading
In a day and age where we see more and more kids with their noses buried in a phone screen, the social skills naturally generated on the school and play grounds are drifting away. We are creating a society that will physically come together in … Continue reading
Did you know Ophelia actually sings a lunacy song in Hamlet? It’s sprinkled throughout the act, but here’s the basic text. Enjoy!
How should I your true love know
From another one?
By his cockle hat and staff,
And his sandal shoon.
He is dead and gone, lady,
He is dead and gone,
At his head a grass-green turf,
At his heels a stone.
I have had several people reach out to me who are performing my Jungle Book for Kids and ask about costumes. So, to make it easy for everyone, this is what I have done for my performances in the past. Please keep one thing in mind, ALL my performances use a minimal costume set. This makes it both economical as well as focused on the kids. That being said, here is what I did for each character. (disclaimer, there are affiliate links here, but you pay the same, I just get a small % of the sale via Amazon – … Continue reading