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Shakespeare Workshops in Schools

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‘Hi Ros
Just had to thank you all for a wonderful morning yesterday. The 
children loved it, and it was so good to see them doing some energetic 
drama and be so engaged by their learning! I think you really helped 
them to understand the plot, characters and langauge better, and make 
more connections across the play. Neils’ stage combat, was, needless to 
say, a great hit (!) and I had various parents laughing about it this 
morning, so the children have clearly been refining their newly found 
skills at home! If all children were to have the benefit of this 
experience, then we would be able to do away with the fear and ignorance 
surrounding Shakespeare, and have a whole school system filled with 
lovers of the Bard!’  Mrs Green Winscombe school

Theatresaurus run Shakespeare workshops in schools for all ages.  All our sessions are practical, using story telling techniques which include using Shakespeare’s own words.  We play games, improvise, problem solve and try to ensure that the children develop an understanding and love of Shakespeare from an early age.

Our sessions can be tailoured to your school. We can work with groups of up to 30 for an hour, a half day, a full day or a week.

Dream

A typical session:

Tailored games to ensure students are relaxed and working creatively

Active story telling including a ‘Whoosh’ – which is an instant acting out of the story and gives the young people an immediate understanding of the play that we are working on.

Physical creation of characters.

Practical work on the Iambic Pentameter

Soundscapes

‘I was amazed at what the children understood and how much they got out of the Theatresaurus workshop’  Alison Hawkins year 1/2 teacher

Week long workshops

We direct young people in Shakespeare plays.  We often run a four day course which results in a 30 minute performance of one of Shakespeare’s well known plays

‘I was amazed at what the children understood and how much they got out of the Theatresaurus workshop’  Alison Hawkins year 1/2 teacher

‘I loved Puck, he was funny’  Year 1 child