Hello, Teaching Artists, Teachers, Administrators, and all you Arts Education minded people!!
Welcome to our series of Open Source Shakespeare in the Special Education Classroom Workshops made possible by a Creative Curricula Grant from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York State Council on the Arts
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Problem Solving with the Bard: Shakespeare in the Special Education Classroom
10 Workshop residency in partnership with Manhattan School for Career Development
Artist/Educator Inquiry question: How does adapting and performing Shakespeare help students develop career readiness skills?
Residency Thematic Question: How does an ensemble create a personalized adaptation of Romeo and Juliet?
Romeo and Juliet Summary
THEMATIC QUESTION: How does an actor use body language and facial expression to reveal character?
KNOW (Facts, Information, Vocabulary): Romeo & Juliet given circumstances: characters, relationships, Prince’s law; stage, audience, body language, facial expression
UNDERSTAND (Comprehension of the big ideas): how to use their bodies to reveal a character (feeling and personality)
DO (Active demonstration of learning): create a tableau showing the feuding families
Workshop #2: Put It In Your Own Words
Workshop #3: Stage Pictures
Workshop #4: Speaking With Expression
Workshop #5: Listening and Responding
Workshop #6: Listening and Responding in Character
Workshop #7: Physical Character Day
Workshop #8: First Rehearsal – Putting It All Together
Workshop #9: Second Rehearsal – Focus
Workshop #10: Performance!