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Romeo and Juliet Camp: READING

In this week-long camp, we'll get to know Shakespeare by reading through Romeo and Juliet aloud together, act by act.
Esther Williamson, MFA
9 total reviews for this teacher
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75 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week

14-18

year olds

1-8

learners per class

per learner - per class

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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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Description

Class Experience

Skills we will practice include:
- Reading Shakespeare aloud
- Close investigation of literature
- Collaborative discussion
- Understanding dramatic structure and character
- Extrapolating information from complex/heightened text
I am a classical actor and teaching artist. I have taught Shakespeare to high school and middle school students for the past 20 years in many different settings, from single-day workshops to two-week camps to semester-long classes. I have been a teaching artist in theatres around the US, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, Imagination Stage in Maryland, and others. I was adjunct faculty for two years at Seattle Pacific University, where I directed the University Players, a touring troupe that wrote two scripts per year and toured them to high schools, churches, and community spaces throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Experience with this play: I have performed in three different productions of Romeo and Juliet as Benvolio (Taffety Punk Theatre, DC), Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival School Visit Program), and Friar Lawrence (Lady Shakes, NYC). I have also taught the play to several high school groups over the years.

Degrees earned: 
BA, Theatre and English, Seattle Pacific University
MFA, Classical Acting, The Shakespeare Theatre Company/George Washington University
No homework will be assigned, but at the end of each day (except Monday), learners will know their roles for the next day so they can read ahead if they wish. 
Each student will need a copy of Romeo and Juliet from which they can read aloud. If purchasing a paper copy, I recommend The Folger Shakespeare Library, as their plays come with helpful notes. If students prefer to use a digital copy, they can download the Shakespeare app for free or use the following website:
https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works/romeo-and-juliet/
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
6 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
As with many of Shakespeare's plays, Romeo and Juliet deals with big themes and big emotions. Possible sensitive topics include underage marriage, gang warfare, bullying, teen suicide, abusive parents, and irresponsible adults. Any topics that arise will be dealt with sensitively, and violence will not be glorified in this class. 
Each student will need a copy of Romeo and Juliet from which to read. If purchasing a paper copy, I recommend The Folger Shakespeare Library, as their plays come complete with helpful notes. If students prefer to use a digital copy, they can download the Shakespeare app for free or use the following website:
https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works/romeo-and-juliet/

Teacher

Esther Williamson, MFAActor, Musician, Word Nerd
9 total reviews
11 completed classes

About Me

I am a classical actor and teaching artist, and I'm excited to share my love of the performing arts with Outschool’s learners. I live in New York, but I have worked with companies all around the United States, from the iconic Oregon Shakespeare... 
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