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Sofa Shakespeare for Kids

Online drama classes with your kids can come with some challenges. We did a Zoom of our Hamlet for Kids for teachers by teachers, and it was fantastic and a great way to engage your kids back into performances. However, time, access to technology, lack of bandwidth, and a variety of other reasons can hinder…

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“SHATNER!” Drama Improv Game

Ok, this is a REALLY FUN improv drama game that your kids will LOVE! It’s called, SHATNER! (At least the adults of the kids will surely¬†love it!) ūüôā (I did not think of this game, and due credit goes to where I heard of it from; the Facebook group, Homeschool Snark.) We all know Captain…

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Memes and Shakespeare – Class Project

First of all, this was not my idea! But, it’s a brilliant way to engage your kids with Shakespeare, especially high schoolers! All credit goes to Larry Reiff (@Mrreiff) – as he says, “All the world’s an e-stage”! Love it! Now, onto the great idea… Shakespeare analyzed¬†via memes.¬† I know this is not traditional, but…

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Did Doctor Who write Shakespeare?

I know that question is a bit ridiculous. This is more about an episode of Doctor Who I watched where Shakespeare was the focal point of their adventure. It was quite cleverly written and I found it very interesting. The premise of the story was around Shakespeare’s missing play, Loves Labors Won, and the story…

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TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS: NUMBER 1

REVEALING THE LOWEST OF THE LOW ‚Äď THE MOST DEVIOUS SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAIN. The following posts are by a guest author, Andy McLean, and for Bell Shakespeare in Australia. ¬†But, they are so good, that I have to post and share their great work! 1. IAGO¬†(Othello) When we asked our global panel of experts to name…

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TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS: NUMBERS 4, 3 AND 2

OUR COUNTDOWN OF THE MOST DESPICABLE VILLAINS IN¬†SHAKESPEARE‚ÄôS PLAYS¬†IS GETTING TO THE SHARP, POINTY END. HERE, WE REVEAL NUMBERS FOUR, THREE AND TWO. The following posts are by a guest author, Andy McLean, and for Bell Shakespeare in Australia. ¬†But, they are so good, that I have to post and share their great work! 4.…

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TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS: NUMBERS 7, 6 AND 5

WE‚ÄôRE ON A QUEST TO DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS. THE MOST DOWNRIGHT DEVIOUS, NEFARIOUS NASTIES IN ALL OF¬†SHAKESPEARE‚ÄôS PLAYS. HERE, WE REVEAL NUMBERS SEVEN, SIX AND FIVE. The following posts are by a guest author, Andy McLean, and for Bell Shakespeare in Australia. ¬†But, they are so good, that I have to post and…

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Top 10 Shakespeare Villians

The following posts are by a guest author, Andy McLean, and for Bell Shakespeare in Australia. ¬†But, they are so good, that I have to post and share their great work! TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN¬†VILLAINS 10.¬†REGAN¬†(King¬†Lear) 9. GONERIL¬†(King¬†Lear) Author¬†Jane Caro¬†picked King Lear‚Äôs elder daughters for our gallery of rogues, though she does have some sympathy for…

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Backyard Shakespeare – A Homeschool Experience

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!…

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Ophelia’s Crazy Song

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…

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