08/05/2023 12:00 am

Venue: In-School and Online

Shakespeare For You School Tours

2023 Workshops will be offered in person from May 8th to May 26th and via Zoom from May 29th to June 2nd!
What is the Workshop?

Thanks to the amazing group at Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation for their support, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is pleased to offer School Workshops for the 2023 Season!

Our workshops are interactive workshops led by professional actors. You may choose from two different types of workshops:

  1. Our original, ever-popular Introduction to Shakespeare which includes a narrated version of one of his plays
  2. specially curated workshop that is tailored to suit your particular needs.

These workshops are designed to meet curricular outcomes with suggested follow-up activities.

About the Workshops

Introduction to Shakespeare

  • Suitable for Grades 4-12 depending on play of choice (see below)

After a brief introduction to William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan era, students will be led by professional actors in a very interactive performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays while role-playing all of the roles and speaking some of his lines. Questions such as “why do we still study/perform Shakespeare today?”, and “how can we relate to his stories?” may be explored in order for students to make connections to the text.

Play choices include:

  • Romeo and Juliet (being performed this summer at the festival!)
    • appropriate for grades 4+
  • As You Like It (being performed this summer at the festival!)
    • appropriate for all ages
  • Macbeth
    • appropriate for grades 6+
  • Hamlet
    • appropriate for grades 6+
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
    • appropriate for all ages
  • The Tempest
    • appropriate for all ages

Specially Curated Workshop

  • suitable for grades 9-12

In consultation with Angela Christie, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan’s School Program Coordinator, we will create a specially designed workshop to suit your needs. Options may include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding Shakespeare’s language and poetry
    • suitable for intermediate-advanced ELA classes
  • Performing Shakespeare
    • suitable for high school drama classes
  • Rewriting Shakespeare
    • suitable for advanced ELA classes

Please email our School Program Coordinator, Angela Christie, at [email protected] or call her at (306) 290-6136 for more information and to check availability. She will be more than happy to help!