Want to learn how to speak Ye Olde English? First, you need to understand that Shakespeare did not speak Old English. Students will learn the how’s and why’s of Shakespearean English - Including why it’s referred to as Shakespearean. Then we shalt have the belearnment of florification. A fun look at what 400 years can do to a language. Program Length: 45-60 min.
Have students watch and learn about combat during the Renaissance, from duels to war. Dueling swords have gotten faster and lighter and the Dueling Code has been established (and subsequently banned my many monarchs.) In war, the heavily armored knights of the Medieval period are slowly being relegated to the jousting tournaments. The English longbow has become a feared weapon on the battlefield and black powder weapons are making their earliest appearances. Students will see different weapon styles in action and learn why each was used. Program Length: 45-60 min.
Learn how to effectively reproduce violence on stage in a safe environment. Students will learn techniques for stage including simple slaps and punches. Both teachers and students will be taught how to reproduce these techniques for shows in a safe manner. Safety first, Safety last, Safety always is the motto of the class. Program Length: 45-60 min.
Contact us to create an individualized program for your school or your classroom. Topics could include Renaissance Dance, Royalty, Manners of the English court, Heraldry, Alchemy, Renaissance Games, and much more!
Students will spend a day in a crash course rehearsal process for a scene from Shakespeare (or Marlowe or Jonson) with the intent of a filmed or attended performance before the final school bell. Students will learn skills including the language of the Renaissance, stage combat, and basic acting. More importantly, students will experience firsthand the trials and tribulations of being in the Theatre.
*Scene choice will reflect the grade level.
We will work together with you to create a Renaissance Day at your school. This would include creating a full schedule of events which would encompass most educational disciplines… Alchemy anyone? From Heraldry to Shakespeare and far beyond, let us help you create a day to remember at your school.