"A great way to learn about Shakespeare"– Olivia King, San Francisco, USA
Shakespearience also offers a range of curriculum and cross curricular educational drama workshops. Our workshops are delivered by our residential educational specialists, Carpe Diem Theatre, an international company for young people.
Prices (include admittance to Shakespearience Show): 1hr Workshop : £12.50 per student 2hr Workshop : £15.50 per student
All workshops not only explore and develop ideas and themes within each play/subject, but also encourage critical thinking, group collaboration, technical skills and work in a very active vibrant style, promoting kinaesthetic and visual learning.
All workshops are easily adapted for different key Stages, SATs, GCSE, A Level and AS level. With key Stage 2 the workshops offer a cross curricular approach.
Carpe Diem Theatre can also tailor make workshops to suit all enquiries, so if you do not see what you are looking for, talk to us about your needs. We run workshops for ages 2 – 21 and all key stages.
The Play is the Thing
From witches to fairies, love to feuds, this is a dynamic, high energy introduction and exploration of some of Shakespeare’s best known works and themes: improvisation, text movement, mime and more. This is a fun learning experience.
Students will learn the importance of group response and learn to see themselves as part of a whole. We think the best way to learn is through experience. In this workshop we stress many of the finer aspects of theatre work; facial expression, body language, spontaneity, creativity, voice, scene work and development.
To Laugh or Not to Laugh?
Fools, mistaken identity, mechanicals and yellow stockings are all ingredients for FUN which is the key word with this energetic workshop. Explore some of Shakespeare’s best known comedies and their most comedic moments, from The Comedy of Errors to A Midsummer Nights Dream and Twelfth Night (2 hour only.) This dynamic workshop will have students literally playing the Fool.
This is an entertaining workshop for budding young thespians and novices alike. It teaches students the bare basics of stage combat; from sit falls, to hair pulls, punches and slaps, then puts their new found skills into a Shakespearian routine. Great for building focus, collaborative work, safety, discipline and technical skills.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Explore the magical worlds of the fairies, mechanicals, and lovers. This is a lively, exploration of one of Shakespeare’s best known plays. This is an active learning experience that can be adapted for different requirements.
Weird sisters, the supernatural, murder, envy and persuasion, this bloody and darkly passionate play comes to life in this workshop. Students will have fun as they consider and then stage elements of Macbeth. It is a kinaesthetic learning experience where students are up on their feet and producing from the start. This has proven to be a very popular SATs workshop.
Romeo and Juliet
Feuding, forbidden love and tragedy – ever popular themes that transcend time are central to this explosive and energetic workshop. With a modern slant, this vibrant workshop uses all the dramatic ingredients that will leave students exhilarated and wanting more Shakespeare.
The Tempest is the last complete play which Shakespeare is believed to have written. The students will explore the themes of Good vs. Evil, Power, Justice, Betrayal, Mercy and Magic while exploring the memorable characters of the spirit Ariel, the monster Caliban who both serve Prospero and his daughter Miranda.
From mistaken identity to teasing and sub plots, this spirited workshop brings this complex play to life and offers an overview of character, setting and language with particular emphasis on discovering subtext, which in turn allows students to build a comprehensive understanding of the play as whole.
SARAH BARKER-DOHERTY Artistic Director Sarah Barker-Doherty specializes in directing and creating education projects and workshops in schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK and abroad, including New Zealand, USA, Poland, and Austria. After three years as Director and Education Director for the Alaska Theatre of Youth - USA, she recently completed two years as Education Director for the Lawrence Batley Theatre - Yorkshire, where she developed and managed regional partnerships, regeneration projects, and a fully comprehensive education and schools programme across West Yorkshire. Sarah has also been Artistic Director for the Hounslow Drama Workshop, working primarily with socially excluded young people. In London she developed theatre and education programmes for Hounslow Borough Council, Hammersmith Council and directed plays and education projects at Riverside Studios and Watermans Arts Centre. Sarah is currently an Education Associate for the Birmingham Rep Theatre.
CLAYTON DOHERTY Artistic Director Clayton Doherty moved to England in 1998 after completing his 5th season as the Artistic Director for the Alaska Theatre of Youth where he produced and directed over 71 plays throughout Alaska. He has conducted seminars, workshops and classes for students and teachers throughout the United States, England, Ireland, Canada, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Clayton has been a Producer/Consultant and an Actor-Director for Simon & Schuster - Paramount Pictures, has won ‘Top Honors In Education’ at the San Jose Film Festival and been recognized by the United States Congress with the ‘ US Congress Child Care Recognition Award for Outstanding Work with Children’.