Friday, 26 April 2013

Shakespeare’s plays began at The Globe, performed for all walks of society and alive with the magic of theatre. Too often when educating our children we forget that crucial word ‘play’ and introduce them to the Bard as a book, and an old one at that, with the act of deciphering the language distancing them from the immediacy of the still surprisingly contemporary and universal truths at their heart.

At Bell Shakespeare we are passionate about giving our audiences, young and old, access to experiencing Shakespeare as it was meant to be, as a live theatre production. But we also know how important it is to assist our teachers and educators with strategies to bring the plays alive, engaging students with their study of Shakespeare on a deep level and alleviating any of their own fears about tackling the Bard.

Bell Shakespeare has developed a range of exciting Professional Learning programmes for teachers of all levels of experience and confidence. Blending English and Drama activities, the sessions encourage teachers to embrace the theatricality of the plays, and offer engaging and practical ways to do this. We encourage you to join us for our Professional Learning days in 2013 and reinvigorate the way you approach teaching Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Weekender
Head to Bell Shakespeare HQ in Sydney 10-12 May for this popular intensive with full day sessions on three plays and tickets to Henry 4 at the Sydney Opera House.

Shakespeare in the Drama Classroom
Held in Brisbane 14 May, Sydney 15 May, Melbourne 16 May and Adelaide 17 May this brand-new Professional Learning day is packed with practical exercises on acting, storytelling, characterisation, script analysis and interpretation to demystify the process of teaching Shakespeare within the Drama curriculum.

Shakespeare in the Primary Classroom
Put your fears and preconceptions aside and spend a day with Bell Shakespeare learning the value of introducing the plays to young students, practical teaching strategies that work and how to get your children buzzing about the Bard! Held in Sydney and Melbourne 20 June.

Home schools that are more than 100km from their nearest Bell Shakespeare masterclass venue can take advantage of a 20% discount.

HOW DO I BOOK?
Download a booking form and fax it to 1300 552 271.
Got a question? Call us on 1300 305 730 or email learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
Places are limited, so make sure you book early.