Shakespeare without Tears
The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company offers both Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth for secondary school students.
Please do not expect truncated, fifty-five minute versions of the plays. Our performances emphasize elements of the plays that de-mystify Shakespeare. We bring the language, characters, themes and humour closer to the students. A scene from the selected play conveyed more traditionally may be followed by a parallel scenario that projects Shakespeare into a modern setting. Scenes may be delivered from the mind-set of current-day figures familiar to students.
Our intention is to motivate, educate and create a connection with students. We present linking commentary between scenes, explain and analyse where appropriate, highlight significant social and historical context. Each presentation includes a rapid-fire, five-minute, absorbing summation of the plot. Time us!
Our techniques seek to engage the audience. Students are creatively involved in the presentation. A Q & A session with the actors follows each performance. In order that teachers may closely integrate this Shakespearean experience with class-work, The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company provides on-line class activities, questions and reflections that may be down-loaded to provide the focus for further study.
The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company is passionate in presenting performances that act as pathways for student understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare.
$895.00 inc. G.S.T for up to 100 students. If a single session has over 100 students an additional cost of $8.95 per additional student applies
- Secondary School Resource Kit (SAMPLE)