Shakespeare on the Go!

Shakespeare Dallas presents Shakespeare on the Go!, a one-of-a-kind supplemental arts learning program designed to make Shakespeare accessible to students in grades 3-12. Each year this program reaches over 10,000 students in the North Texas region. The program is comprised of:

Oh This Learning, What a Thing It Is! – A 50-minute program focused on Shakespeare's use and invention of language. Suitable for grades 2-6.

Speak the Speech: Shakespeare and the Spoken Word – a fifty minute performance exploring Shakespeare's use of language through the exploration of works like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and Shakespeare's Sonnets. Suitable for grades 7-12.

Master Classes – presented in conjunction with Oh This Learning, What a Thing It Is! and Shakespeare and the Spoken Word, this additional program gives students the detailed overview of the mechanics behind Shakespeare’s works. Suitable for grades 3-12.

Performance Workshops – combine performance by professional actors with an element of professional training. This is the perfect program to take your students' understanding of Shakespeare and language to the next level.

Play Production Residencies – Under the direction of a professional Shakespeare Dallas artist-educator, students perform their own abbreviated version of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Suitable for grades 3-12.

If you would like to bring one of the Shakespeare on the Go! programs to your school, please contact us by phone at (214) 559-2778 or email our Education and Marketing Associate at josborne@shakespearedallas.org.

Reactions to Shakespeare on the Go!

“My students actually asked if we could read Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (and we did!)”
–George Washington Carver Elementary Teacher

“[The students] look for books about Shakespeare in our library. They talk about watching live plays and want to act. They ask me to read them more Shakespeare plays—especially other scenes from Romeo and Juliet.”
– Tom C. Gooch Elementary Teacher

“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

“Shakespeare on the Go! makes the text accessible to the students. It will make them more willing to study and explore Shakespeare in the future. I have no doubt this will intrigue them to try a similar approach to Shakespeare in our own theatre work.”
– Nimitz High School Drama Teacher

“We loved the Master Class! What a one-of-a-kind experience for our students. They will never forget it!”
– Hudson Middle School Teacher

Shakespeare on the Go! is supported in part by:

City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Dallas Shakespeare Club, Speedway Charities, and Texas Commission on the Arts.