Speak the Speech: Shakespeare and the Invented Word
A fifty-five minute performance exploring Shakespeare’s use of language through the exploration of works like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth.Suitable for grades 6-12.
Created and directed by Shakespeare Dallas’ Director of Educational Tours Marco E. Salinas, Shakespeare and the Spoken Word is a compilation of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. Students will experience an overview on Shakespeare’s use of language including rhymed verse, blank verse, prose, and iambic pentameter. Lessons are exemplified through live performance of scenes Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and The Taming of the Shrew. This program also includes a hands-on training session to help decode Shakespeare’s language. At 55 minutes long, this production is just the right amount of time for one class period.
Running Time: 55 minutes
Capacity: Up to 150 students
This production is suitable for grades 6-12.
“I was just thrilled that although my students speak very little English, they were highly entertained and were able to capture the essence of the plot because of the up-to-date manner in which it was presented. They will definitely want to repeat this experience later in life.”
– Justin F. Kimball High School Teacher
For further booking information, contact Julie Osborne Watts at Shakespeare Dallas firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.559.2778.
*Mileage fee will apply to venues further than 25 miles from the Shakespeare Dallas office which is located at 1250 Majesty Dr., Dallas, TX 75247.