Shakespeare Teaches Students

Schools Only
Grades 4—12
Jan 1—May 31, 2017

Shakespeare’s language is brought to dazzling life through interactive games and discussion.

Part of Education

This program introduces elementary through high school students to Shakespeare, through a rehearsal room approach in the classroom. The program makes Shakespeare accessible and enjoyable to students by learning on their feet, speaking the text aloud, unlocking its meaning and relating the themes to their own life. Led by our experienced teaching artists, students explore character, scene work, and theater exercises, with a focus on ensemble building. The program culminates with a peer to peer share at BAM. Students will also have an opportunity to share their work at their school. The final share at the school is dependent on the school administration and the teaching artist. It is not for BAM to manage.

Application deadline: Dec 1, 2016

There are 13 sessions plus a culminating share at BAM. Teachers are requested to take Shakespeare Teaches Teachers, but it is not mandatory. If applicable, students are encouraged to come to BAM to see a Shakespeare performance.

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Major support for literacy programs provided by the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation.


This in-school residency runs for 14 workshops for 45min sessions, including a final share performed at BAM.

Fee: $500/class (max 35 students)