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"Blow winds and crack your cheeks!"

(Lear, King Lear)


In this class, students perform excerpts from one of Shakespeare's most revered tragedies, King Lear. Lear, an aging king of Britain, decides to step down from his throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Find out what happens when things don't go as he expects!


Students learn about Shakespeare's life and theatre as well as what goes into staging a play, including theatre vocabulary and design elements. We embrace Shakespeare's language with passion and joy in a positive, nurturing environment! Through improvisational games and rehearsing with a script, their confidence with being onstage, handling Shakespearean text and ability to collaborate will grow. Students perform scenes for their friends and parents at the end of semester presentation. 



Acting Shakespeare: King Lear - Ages 9+*

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