Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom: An Actor at Work

Last updated on
Thursday, September 10th, 2020
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

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Big Ideas
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and community.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • 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.
  • Individual and collective expression can be achieved through the arts.
  • 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.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    45 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
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    FREE! Sessions are valued at $125. All fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year. If your school has the means, donations to the Bursary Fund are gratefully accepted in lieu of payment.