Shakespeare Part 2

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS CLASS?

The second semester of Shakespeare Conquest builds community skills through the production of a Shakespearean play.

You will learn dramatic acting keys which are used in performing Shakespeare. You will work with peers in rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare’s comedies. If you fully participate in Shakespeare Conquest for both semesters you may earn a trip with your troupe to the Shakespeare Showndown in Heber Valley Camp.

 

 

PURPOSE

Vision: See how you can be a part of something great
Mission: Learn you have a role to play and can do hard things
Ability: Teamwork, confidence, time management, improved nonverbal communication
Skills: Memorization, working well in a community

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

Shakespeare Conquest Part 1

HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED?

10 – 15 hours each week up until tech week.  Tech week is usually the week prior to the play and is approximately 40 hours.

COST:

Please see the Tuition & Fees page for a complete list of costs and administration fees.

BOOKS & OTHER RESOURCES STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE

Shakespeare Showdown approximately $99 including registration, gas & food expense.

COURSE LENGTH

The second semester of this two semester course runs January through mid-May when the Shakespeare production will be performed. This course may be repeated for a total of two years/four semesters.

POSSIBLE INCENTIVES YOUR STUDENT MAY EARN

Shakespeare Showdown trip

NOTE TO PARENTS

This is a Practice Scholar Project which motivates students to work hard to be a part of a great performance of a Shakespearean Comedy. At least one parent will need to carry a responsibility for some aspect of the play’s production.  This will be decided at a mandatory Shakespeare parent meeting where parents will have the opportunity to choose their play assignments. Students will rehearse as cast members and parents will take turns assisting at the rehearsals.

The final week leading up to the performances will be an intensive experience in building a community program. A culminating performance will occur at the end of May where youth from across the west who have participated in Shakespeare Conquest will gather to perform for each other at Shakespeare Showdown. Parents will need to help chaperone at this retreat.

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR STUDENT

You can help your student memorize lines. You will need to note the rehearsal schedule and make sure your student attends all of the rehearsals of scenes they hold a part in. You will need to carry out your responsibilities in the Shakespeare production committee.  Your students will be given a fund-raising opportunity to sell tickets to the performance and advertising space in the program. You can help your student make contacts to have a profitable fund-raiser.

 

See one families’ blogspot for additional info on our past two plays.