Archive for December, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Enjoy these festive lines from the Bard:

  • “Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor, and like enough to consent.” – As You Like It
  • “It is a holiday to look on them.” – Two Noble Kinsmen
  • “If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport would be as tedious as to work…” – Henry IV, Part 1
  • “This little one shall make it holiday.” – Henry VIII
  • “Come hither from the furrow and be merry. / Make holiday…” – The Tempest

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In celebration of Shakespeare 400, our friends at the Folger Shakespeare Library are sending out their collection of First Folios to to all 50 states, Washington, and Puerto Rico.  Learn more about First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.

Nearby Exhibition Hosts

CT – Storrs: University of Connecticut, Sept 2 – 25

MA – Amherst: Amherst College, May 9 – 31

NJ – Madison: Drew University and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Oct 3 – 31
Additional Events:  Teaching Shakespeare Workshop (March 1st)

NY – New York: New-York Historical Society, Jun 7 – Jul 17
Additional Events:  Teaching Shakespeare Workshop (July 2016)

PA – Elizabethtown: Elizabethtown College, Nov 8 – Dec 5
Additional Events:  Teaching Shakespeare Workshop (November 2016)

RI – Providence: Brown University, Apr 11 – May 1
Additional Events:  Teaching Shakespeare Workshop (April 30th)

VT – Middlebury: Middlebury College, Feb 1 – 28

See a full list of exhibition locations



















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The Shakespeare Society

Teaching Teachers: Macbeth
Date and Time:  Wednesday, January 13th from 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location:  Ripley Grier Studios (520 Eighth Ave.)
FREE for Shakespeare Society Members*

The Shakespeare Society‘s series of professional development workshops for teachers will continue this year with “Teaching Macbeth.” Veteran teacher Wendy Halm-Violette will lead the full-day session that will ask participants to put themselves in their students’ shoes as they learn dynamic and creative approaches for bringing Shakespeare’s dark tragedy to life in the classroom.  Methods presented are applicable to all of Shakespeare’s plays.

*For more information and to register, please contact Jackie Tralies at (212) 967-6802.

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BUSS Program Participants Onstage

Scholarships for Middle and High School NYC Area Teachers:  Summer Study in the United Kingdom

The English-Speaking Union of New York will award two scholarships to an instructor of English, humanities, drama, or history to engage in three weeks of formal study in the British Universities Summer Schools Program at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh or Shakespeare’s Globe in London. One scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation and most meals. The other scholarship will provide $1000 towards tuition. International airfare is the responsibility of both teachers. For more information on this scholarship, click here.

If you are interested in becoming a BUSS Scholar for the Summer of 2016, please complete the following steps:

  1. Start your application Here to be considered for the New York City Branch BUSS Scholarship.

  2. Go to esu-buss.org for information on 2016 courses and dates.

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 4 pm

Questions?  Contact:  Alice Uhl, International Programs Manager, at auhl@esuus.org or 212-818-1200 x 212.

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Twelfth Night Teacher Workshop

A partnership between The English-Speaking Union and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Date & Time:
February 17, 2016
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
New York University
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Registration Fee:

This fee includes the workshop, lunch, a ticket to Twelfth Night (2:00 PM matinee) and a post-show discussion and Q&A with the artists.

Registration Deadline:
February 3, 2016

Registration is now open:  Register today

For more information, please contact:  Katharine Strobel, Manager of Shakespeare Education Programs, at kstrobel@esuus.org or 212-818-1200 x 223.

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Like Orange Is the New Black?
Then don’t miss this Henry IV (an all-female version set in women’s prison)!

November 6 – December 13
Donmar Warehouse Production
St. Ann’s Warehouse

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Winter Preview

January 13 – January 21, 2016
American Sephardi Federation at Center for Jewish History

February 5 – February 27, 2016
Part of Shakespeare Off-Broadway
The Players Theatre

February 14 – March 27, 2016
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Theatre for a New Audience (Brooklyn)

February 16 – February 20, 2016
Filter Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company
NYU Skirball Center

February 24 – March 11, 2016
The Young Company
Classic Stage Company

March 24 – May 1, 2016
The Royal Shakespeare Company
BAM Harvey Theater (Brooklyn)

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