Shakespeare left clues within his writing for the actor to grasp the depth of the scene quickly and clearly. Using punctuation, imagery, assonance, alliteration, rhetoric, historical culture, etc., students can see the text through the eyes of an actor. Participants will write monologues, based their experiences with bullying, containing these clues. The final performance will include key Shakespeare bullying scenes interspersed with actors reading/interpreting student monologues.
Since 2003, Delaware Shakespeare Festival has been dedicated to making Shakespeare accessible and fun by presenting affordable, high-quality classical theatre and education programs to the greater Delaware Valley. DSF believes that quality, live, raucous, classical theatre as Shakespeare intended can be accessible and fun for all. Students will explore how to connect with Shakespeare on a visceral level through activities, exploring themes while gathering tactical techniques that actors use in approaching his text.