Wednesday, August 24, 2011

These are the youths that thunder at a playhouse
Henry VIII
Act V, Scene 4

• Held in the spring at the Washington School in Deer Park.
• Open to students in middle school and high school. 
• Each group of students performs a scene from Shakespeare.
• The scene will be preceded by a spoken introduction.
• There are also Shakespeare-related activities for students.
• Each group receives feedback on its performance.
• This is a celebration, not a competition.

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
As You Like It
Act II, Scene 7

Goals and Objectives
• To acquaint students and teachers with the performance of Elizabethan/Jacobean texts.
• For students and teachers to realize that Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be performed.
• To engage students in the interpretation of complicated texts.
• To help satisfy the terms of the Common Core Standards.
• To have students learn about the conventions of acting and stagecraft.
• To have fun.

Bid the players make haste.
Act III, Scene 2

  1. Announcements are sent out in the fall via BOCES, NYSCAME, NYSTEA, etc., and e mail.
  2. Teachers/schools register and process payments.
  3. In January, teachers indicate what they will be performing.
  4. By March, program information is due.

A play there is my lord...
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Act V, Scene 1

    For further information, or to request an application, contact:
    Dr. Jeff S. Dailey
    (631) 274-4112/4105

    Directions to schools in Deer Park