Summer Shakespeare Camp Ages 13-17: Romeo and Juliet
This week long drama and acting camp will allow students to read aloud Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet a little each day. Students will find their own costumes and props and get creative. We will do 1.5 days of casting/prep and 3.5 to read.
5 total reviews for this teacher
learners per class
$15 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
90 minutes per class
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Students will have the opportunity to read aloud Romeo and Juliet maintaining the original text. Students will be instructed to read their parts ahead of time and plan character choices/props/costumes for each day's scenes. This weeklong camp will ignite your student's creativity and get them to think outside the box in terms of props, costumes, and acting. Utilizing their voice, zoom acting space, and Shakespeare's language they will have the opportunity to perform for their peers without...
Students will learn best practices for reading Shakespeare aloud effectively. Students will learn to creatively problem solve and design costumes for their performance using found items at home. Students will gain practice reading complex vocabulary and grow in reading comprehension and speaking skills. Students will grow as actors, collaborators, and listeners.
I am a homeschool teacher of 12 years with a BFA in acting from Florida State University. I've been acting since middle school and my first Shakespearean role was in high school as Snout in Midsummer's Night Dream. I've also played multiple characters including Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, and Boyet in Love's Labour's Lost. My favorite role was playing Lady Macbeth back in 2016. Since then, I've been passionate about Shakespeare and bringing him to homeschoolers. I have taught workshops and classes to homeschoolers locally and I have performed in community and professional circles. I currently volunteer with a local Shakespeare for Homeschoolers group as an acting coach/consultant. I frequently judge our local English Speaking Union's Shakespeare Competition.
Students will be working together to read aloud Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and will need to read each assigned Act the night before in order to remember which parts they are reading and to practice their lines to present to the group. They will need to find costumes/props appropriate to their part. Creativity is encouraged!! They can make or find items to represent their props and costumes. No expense needed, just let them use their imagination. I suggest using document tools to highlight lines on the pages they will be reading. If they prefer to print and highlight that is also acceptable. Please use the translation supplied to avoid confusion.
A copy of this version of Romeo and Juliet or access to the webpage here: https://www.folger.edu/explore/shakespeares-works/romeo-and-juliet/read/
7 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Romeo and Juliet contains violence, themes of loss, suicide, and romantic love. Please only enroll your student if you are familiar with the content and are comfortable with them reading aloud the original text. I have stated ages 13 to 17 due to the content. The vocabulary is complex and if your child is uncomfortable reading this is not the camp for them.
https://www.folger.edu/explore/shakespeares-works/romeo-and-juliet/read/ Please use the above link to access the script we will use in class. They may split their screen and read directly from the website or they may print it and have it on a support/easel in front of them. I suggest split screen as it is easier to look toward the camera while acting. However this is not required. They may print as a reference or even memorize if they prefer.
Performing Arts Professional, Actor, Homeschool Mom
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
5 total reviews
3 completed classes
I'm a homeschooling momma with a degree in Acting and professional experience working and volunteering in the NE Florida Arts community as an actor, consultant, and drama teacher. I also work at a private school as an Extended Day Teacher,...