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

The Shakespeare Society‘s series of professional development workshops for teachers will continue 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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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

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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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Happy Thanksgiving!

Fun Fact for Thanksgiving Day:  Although the word “thanks” comes up many times in the Bard’s plays, the word “thanksgiving” appears only twice.

  • “I cannot stay thanksgiving.” – Berowne, Love’s Labor’s Lost
  • “There’s not a soldier of us all that in the thanksgiving before meat do relish the petition well that prays for peace.” – First Gentleman, Measure for Measure

 

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What is ESU Shakespeare 400?

April 23, 1616:  William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon in England, and his legacy began.

Around the globe, theaters, universities, museums and schools will celebrate the plays and sonnets and their impact from Renaissance England to the entire world today.

The English-Speaking Union, a leader in Shakespeare education in America, celebrates this legacy through the hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and members who have participated in our National Shakespeare Competition, workshops and classes for educators in the US and UK, and lectures and events across the country.

Please join us for these events and more in 2016

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Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Karen Jeff Scholarship:

  • Allissa Crea (William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens)
  • Amy Silva (Theatre Arts Production Company School in the Bronx)
  • Marisa Frissora (Williamsburg Preparatory High School in Brooklyn)
  • Nina Krisel Berke (The Spectrum School at PS/IS 188 in Manhattan)
  • Shannon Corwin (High School for Health Professions and Human Services in Manhattan)

The Karen Jeff Scholarship is offered annually by The English-Speaking Union. Named in memory of their late Director of Education, Karen Jeff, the scholarship is a competitive award open to New York City Board of Education middle and high school teachers.  The award enables them to improve their teaching of Shakespeare at a professional development workshop in the summer.

To learn more about the Karen Jeff Scholarship, contact: Katharine Strobel, Manager of Shakespeare Education Programs, at kstrobel@esuus.org or 212-818-1200 x 223.

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