Play Readings: Shakespeare’s Richard III
Read the history play Richard III from start to finish with a group of other teens in this reader's theatre style Shakespeare class.
132 total reviews for this teacher
30 reviews for this class
Completed by 45 learners
Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Calling all teen actors and Shakespeare enthusiasts! Let’s read Shakespeare with theatrical flair and bring it to life. This live read-through of Richard III will help you get familiar with his work and grow your cold reading skills. This class has a maximum of 7 students per section. Age Requirement: This class is reserved for teens only. Younger students with experience are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please message me before registering if you are under 13. What we will do: +...
My hope is that every student that takes this class will leave more comfortable with Shakespeare’s language, with better cold reading skills, and with a desire to experience more of Shakespeare’s work.
I have extensive experience performing and directing Shakespeare plays. I have directed productions with mixed groups of middle school and high school students ages 12 and up and it is always great fun. I think that theatrical readings are a great way for students to explore a variety of roles in a pressure-free environment.
No work is required outside of class.
I highly recommend headphones or earbuds with a mic for this class. A link to the script will be available in the classroom before our first read-through. If students would prefer a hard copy we will be reading from the Folger version.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This class requires active participation. Students will be assessed on their willingness to explore the language and discuss the theatrical possibilities of the play.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Richard III features murder and death. When dealing with problematic aspects of Shakespeare’s plays, I like to discuss the historical context as well as talk about ways modern performers and acting companies are grappling with and challenging these concepts in contemporary productions. We will discuss how we can approach the texts as actors of our time, how to make choices that reflect our values, and discuss ways a contemporary company might adapt the play for a modern audience.
We will be reading from the Folger Digital text which is available for free at shakespeare.folger.edu.
Literary and Performing Arts Educator | Shakespeare Enthusiast
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
132 total reviews
107 completed classes
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