Summer Shakespeare at The Huntington


A two-week workshop for 7th-12th grade teachers of English and Drama

July 10-21, 2017

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Shakespeare at The Huntington

Shakespeare at The Huntington is a unique, two-week institute designed primarily for secondary teachers of English and Drama. The Institute focuses on teaching Shakespeare through performance. The course features an international faculty of scholars, educators and theatre professionals, and takes advantage of one of the world's great libraries and research centers, its extraordinary gardens and art collections.


Topics covered include scene study, verse and text work, voice, movement, classroom pedagogy, theatre history, and criticism. Attendance at selected plays is required during the two-week course. Outside reading and a final evaluation are also required.


The focus for Summer 2017 is: All The World’s A Stage – Shakespeare, Awareness and Performance. The plays for the workshop include: ‘Othello’, ‘Richard III’ and ‘As You Like It’.


The course is presented by the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Branch of the English Speaking Union.


Interested teachers should submit an application form by June 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified by June 20, 2017 of acceptance. Tuition for the two-week program is $250, due by by July 3, 2017. The Huntington will provide a limited number of scholarships. Enrollment is limited to 24.


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About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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