Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom: Ask an Actor

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 share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage. This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare.

  • 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)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at

Big Ideas
  • 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.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • 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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    Adult Groups, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
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    FREE! Sessions are valued at $125, and 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.