Bard on the Beach - Shakespeare: In Action Workshops

Last updated on
Friday, September 20th, 2019
Program Description

Shakespeare: In Action 

Bard Education invites participants to look at Shakespeare's plays through the lens of their own culture, their own ideas, and their own experience. The ideal way to support your English or Drama unit, these workshops give students the chance to play Shakespeare with our professional teaching artists through the use of voice, movement, and acting exercises. Workshops can focus on a specific play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare. We believe that our activities inspire creativity, community, and joy while students learn about Shakespeare, about themselves, and about one another. Come play with us!

  • Available year-round
  • Up to 90 minutes long
  • Up to 30 students per workshop
  • Up to three workshops per day
  • Workshops can focus on the story, the imagery or the language (or a combination of all three) in a particular play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.
  • $220 per workshop, or $580 for 3 workshops
  • Location: We'll come to you! Thanks to generous donations to the Bard Education Bursary Fund, all travel fees are waived for the 2019-2020 school year. Or, bring your class to our rehearsal studios at the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC - based on availability; please inquire.

For more details, see our website (https://bardonthebeach.org/education/schools/bard-in-the-classroom/) or contact Melanie Hiepler, School Programs Assistant, at 604-737-0625 x252.

Big Ideas
  • Creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • The mind and body work together when creating works of art.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities and perspectives.
  • Works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in the arts develops people’s ability to understand and express complex ideas.
  • Experiencing art challenges our point of view and expands our understanding of others.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Artists often challenge the status quo and open us to new perspectives and experiences.
  • Creative growth requires patience, readiness to take risks, and willingness to try new approaches.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Individual and collective expression can be achieved through the arts.
  • Creative arts experiences can build community and nurture relationships with others.
  • Identity is explored, expressed, and impacted through arts experiences.
  • The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
  • Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives.
  • Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed.
  • Trip Details
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 
    • $220 per workshop, or $580 for 3 workshops.
    • Thanks to generous donations to the Bard Education Bursary Fund, all travel fees are waived for the 2019-2020 school year.
    Additional Notes

    Duration: Up to 90 minutes, unless otherwise requested.