A Day with William Shakespeare – Los Angeles Drama Club

A Day with William Shakespeare

Provide your student population with a special event exploring the world of Shakespeare.

 

OPENING PERFORMANCE (5 minutes)
A choral piece performed by our Master Teacher/Performers.

INTERACTIVE (50 minutes)
Each station will be run by one of our Master Teachers, who will be assisted by one of our high school counselors, as well as a few of our student performers. The subject matter will be accessible to all ages. Each workshop will last for approx 8 – 10 minutes, then a gong will announce a “POP-UP PERFORMANCE.” The PUP will last approx 1 – 2 minutes, then the participants will switch groups, so that all have the opportunity to experience each station.

  1. TRIBAL CIRCLE *
    Participants will learn several of our favorite circle games (Bah, Wah, Zip Zap Zop, Pass the Clap, etc)
  2. IMAGINATION GAMES *
    Participants will play improv/theater games geared toward using your imagination (Imaginary Ball, Mirror, etc)
  3. PERFORMANCE GAMES
    Participants will play improv/theater games geared toward expressing yourself in front of an audience (What I do for a living, Gibberish, etc)
  4. TABLEAUX
    Everyone who participates in this workshop will be invited to join us on stage for this portion of our performance
  5. IAMBIC PENTAMETER GOES ROGUE!!
    Participants will be introduced to the language of Shakespeare, then have the opportunity to try it out with our favorite Shakespearean insults!!
  6. THE WORLD OF SHAKESPEARE
    A crash course on what it was like to live in Elizabethan England

* Depending on the number of participants, we could combine 1 & 2 into one group, so that each section can be longer.

FINAL PERFORMANCE (20 minutes)
Opening with an Iambic Pentameter Intro – participants will be invited to join us on stage. We’ll also include several scenes/monologues, some of which will use children from the audience. They will also be invited to come on stage for our Tableaux section.

Q&A (15 minutes)