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The Shakespeare Society Club for Teens

In this ongoing drop-in club, we discuss all things Shakespeare: writing, production, historical context, and even a few mysteries! Participants vote on the topic at each meeting, then we discuss and research for the rest of the hour.
Jessie McKeon
52 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 8 learners
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn script analysis, critical reading and thinking skills, as well as collaborative planning and research
I hold a BA in Performing and Visual Arts with a focus in Early British Drama and Shakespeare and have won several awards for my work in this field. I have spent over 20 years studying and producing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. I am also a trained gender and sexuality educator, certified facilitator, and active in the Pledge to End Racism and will have access to voices other than my own to educate around sensitive topics.
In my classes we use video, audio, and unconventional tools to learn the topic together. I design all of my instruction around first creating a safe space.
Learners may want copies of scripts (if they have them) and a notebook/paper and pen. This is a casual discussion group; however, sometimes really great ideas come up! External resources are also provided for learners to bookmark for easy reference.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
NONE; however, a student or parent may request a certificate of completion at any time
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class is for teens only - some of the material can be considered PG-13 due to the sense of humor and ignorance of medicine at the time these plays were written. Additionally, many of Shakespeare's shows contain racist, sexist, antisemitic, ableist, and xenophobic characters and overtones, whether by design or by the playwright's own cultural ignorance. We will not gloss over these topics; rather, we will examine them in the context of the time period as well as our current cultural context(s).


Jessie McKeon
Lives in the United States
Teaching the Classics - with a Twist!
52 total reviews
63 completed classes

About Me

Hey, there!
My name is Jessie, and I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts, am a Master of Education candidate in Instructional Design, and have been working at summer camps and theatre non-profits for over 15 years! I have... 
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