SHAKESPEARE, MYTHOLOGY & MAGIC – ONLINE

SHAKESPEARE, MYTHOLOGY & MAGIC – ONLINE

This week, we will have a blast as we explode our minds with new ideas…while acting our hearts out.  

To Shakespeare’s characters, Magic is real and Myths are no metaphor. In earlier times, our eyes looked above and below for help and guidance. Our stories involved the Gods and Goddesses of Earth, Sky and Sea – as well as magical potions, mischievous fairies, sprites and scary spirits.  Not only will we get to dive into playing other worldly characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but we  get to share our favorite myths together, exploring their relevance in our lives; Why do such conspiracies abound around the Bard?  More important for these times, how do we critically approach a full fledged conspiracy theory with rationality?  The  icing on the cake of the week will be a lively discussion  on the myths around Shakespeare himself.

ACTING EXPLORATIONS
Our plays may include:

  • Love’s Labours Lost (Greek Play Within a Play)
  • Troilus and Cressida (Trojans vs Greeks)
  • Cymbeline (visitation of Jupiter and the Oracle)
  • Hamlet (as inspired by Orestes)
  • I Henry IV – Glendower (Wizard of Wales)
  • I Henry VI – Joan La Pucelle (Joan of Arc & spirits)
  • 2 Henry VI – (Wizards, Apparitions, Gloucester’s wife, 7 witches)
  • 3 Henry VI – (curses and prophecies)
  • Julius Caesar (ghost, portents, supernatural storms)

GRADES 2 through 8 (Fall 2021)

DATES
July 26 – 30
Monday through Friday – 10 am to 3 pm

LOCATION
Zoom

COST
$180.00
We believe that every child who is drawn to this work should be able to participate, so we offer a variety of scholarships – click here for the application form and guidelines. Please do not hesitate to apply!