Shakin' Up Hoosier Schools
Let Hoosier Shakespeare Festival "Shake Up Your School" with a live, professional production of Shakespeare's Macbeth for your middle and high school students.
Hoosier Shakespeare Festival uses Renaissance Style Staging (RSS). This style of theatre leaves the lights on the audience, employs a simple set, and always includes music and audience interaction.
“Hoosier Shakes” style is fresh, accessible, and focused on the joy that is unique to live performance for which Shakespeare was originally writing.
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* Workshops are interactive and typically can accommodate up to 30 students
* Demos have minimal interaction, but can accommodate as many students as fit in the space.
WORKSHOPS and DEMOS
1. WITH THE LIGHTS OUT, IT’S LESS DANGEROUS
Renaissance Style Staging. Demo.
Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was right! Find out why Hoosier Shakes employs the same “dangerous” staging conditions as Shakespeare original company. Using examples from Macbeth, Hoosier Shakes actors demonstrate why universal lighting, thrust staging, double casting, cross gender casting, and rapid pacing make for a dynamic theatrical experience.
2. ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Beginning Shakespearean Verse. Interactive
Be an actor for a day! In this hands-on workshop, your students are taken step by step through the process that Hoosier Shakes actors go through in turning “dusty old words” into a living, breathing, on-stage experience. Great for all ages and experience levels.
3. ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH
Stage Combat. Interactive or Demo.
Students learn the basics 0f stage fighting. Led by the Hoosier Shakes Macbeth fight captain. Actors will demo how stage combat is choreographed and rehearsed. Safety and storytelling are emphasized, and students will learn their own brief fight sequence.
4. SPEAK THE SPEECH, I PRAY YOU…
Acting Shakespeare. Interactive.
The best advice on acting Shakespeare came from Shakespeare himself. Hoosier Shakes lead your students through the “advice to the players” speech from Hamlet and apply Shakespeare’s wisdom to your student’s audition pieces. Students should have 6-10 lines of Shakespeare well memorized.
5. LAW AND ORDER: SCOTLAND
The Trial of Lady Macbeth. Interactive.
Lady Macbeth kills no one in the play—but is she responsible for turning her husband into a mass murderer? On TV, the prosecutor would claim, “Macbeth was a loaded gun and lady Macbeth pulled the trigger.” Explore the plot and themes of Macbeth in this, fun, interactive mock trial. Students serve on the prosecution and defense teams and serve on the jury.
* Want a workshop about something else? Just ask and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST!
To book a show or for more information, contact:
Artistic Director, Dennis Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, you can fill out the educational tour booking form at www.hoosiershakes.com