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Family Reunion Readers Theater

Readers Theater is always a fun time, and even more so with my melodramatic stories which are short and funny. But, they are even funnier with a family reunion. As we all know who the hams are in our families, don’t we? This past holiday season, when our family came together for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas,…

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Mugs, mugs, mugs…

So, I have had a number of requests to have my logo with a Shakespeare phrase placed on some swag. So, without any further ado, I present you the Shakespeare mugs. I hope you enjoy them, as much as I do with coffee in them! If there’s one that is missing or something you want…

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HamLion – How Lion King is based off Hamlet

I ask kids all the time, “Have you ever seen The Lion King? Then you know the story of Hamlet!” Well, on the most part, yes, but not exactly… I came across this great infographic that showcases the differences and similarities and well … slight differences… like, oh, I don’t know, Elton John singing?  Anyway,…

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Skype Classroom Visits

As many of you know, I visit classrooms and do an engaging, interactive, “Intro to Shakespeare” experience.  However, some locations are a bit too far to get to, for example, Wales, England.  I use that example, as I have recently conducted a Skype call with a group of kids from Wales! Other than having to get up at…

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Classroom Visits – Intro to Shakespeare

Over the years, I have done many classroom visits.  It’s such a wonderful experience for me, the kids, and the teacher.  It’s a quick 45-55 minutes visit, that consists of the following: 2-3 minutes about me and Shakespeare, quick and simple 5-9 minute solo TOTALLY interactive one-man show retelling one play (i.e. Macbeth or Hamlet or…

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TEACHERS ONLY – Shhh… for after the show…

Okay, this is just a fun post about a book I came across.  I can’t speak for it directly, but it looks fun.  Shakespeare, Not Stirred.  Here’s the excerpt from Amazon: In Shakespeare, Not Stirred, two professors mix equal parts booze and Bard to help you through your everyday dramas. It’s like having Shakespeare right…

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Shakespearean Tragedy Bingo

Ok, let’s start with, I didn’t make this… but, it’s pretty darn cool! (credit to Mya Gosling) Shakespearean Tragedy Bingo.  My first thought was, it’s going to be a pretty long game.  But, my second thought was to actually make this into a game.  Have all the different scenes that relate to the squares put…

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Shakespeare Tattoos – Kids LOVE them!

Ok, I just got these REALLY cool Shakespeare tattoos, and the kids are LOVING them! Several people have asked where they can get some, so I’ve put them on my website for you to buy if you want for your kids!  Enjoy!  OR I’ll send them free with any books you purchase!!!  

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Cute Shakespeare Sonnet Readings by a 6 year-old

I recently met someone on Twitter who showed me a couple very cute videos that I thought I would share, enjoy the cute kid:

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Can Shakespeare get you to Disneyland?

Okay, I will be the first to tell you that I am a big Disneyland fan. Now, to hear that there is an opportunity for doing some theater, dare I say SHAKESPEARE, and that’ll get me in the gate at Disneyland on the cheap, I am all about that! This a great article about a…