Kentucky Shakespeare’s annual Festival in Central Park offers opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the works of Shakespeare in the beautiful outdoor setting of Old Louisville’s Central Park.

Experience the 55th Season in 2015!  June 3-August 9, 2015

- 10 weeks/7 productions/59 performances

- Food Trucks and Will’s Tavern 

- Nightly Pre-Show Entertainment 

 

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For Teachers
In the few signatures that have survived, Shakespeare spelled his name “Willm Shaksp,” “William Shakespe,” and “Wm Shakspe,” – but never “William Shakespeare.”

Interactive Programs & Performances

Bard Buddies - K-3rd

Shakespeare and primary students become the best of buddies in this one-hour interactive workshop. Our Artist Educator spins the story of Shakespeare’s The Tempest while guiding the students through acting out the play. By the time they reach “The End,” students will want to start all over again!

Maximum number of students: 25

 

*NEW* Faerie Tales from Across the World - K-3rd

This program allows for our Artist Educators to introduce drama through familiar faerie tales from all across the globe – Denmark, Italy, Russia, France, and Greece just to name a few! Students will have the opportunity to learn the history behind these famous tales prior to each performance, and the class will conclude with an interactive discussion of the morals being portrayed. Perfect for younger students, this program teaches the importance of hard work, honesty, self-confidence and much more!

Maximum number of students: 25

 

Staging Shakespeare - 4th-12th

Students breathe life into Shakespeare’s text in this one-hour interactive workshop. Our Artist Educator leads students in building a foundation of acting skills, teamwork and comprehending Shakespeare. Students are guided through the rehearsal process and build a performance piece with Shakespearean text. While this year’s focus will be Macbeth, other plays are available upon request.

This program can be easily adapted to a week long residency or as long as needed for the class and purpose.

Maximum number of students: 25

 

UPDATED Common Core Standards for our education programs:

Common Core Standards: Literacy K-5

Common Core Standards: Literacy, Grades 6-12

Common Core Standards: Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Download Our 2014-15 Education Brochure

For Details Contact:

Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager
(502) 574-9900
hannah@kyshakespeare.com

 


Interactive Programs & Performances

Bard Buddies - K-3rd

Shakespeare and primary students become the best of buddies in this one-hour interactive workshop. Our Artist Educator spins the story of Shakespeare’s The Tempest while guiding the students through acting out the play. By the time they reach “The End,” students will want to start all over again!

Maximum number of students: 25

 

*NEW* Faerie Tales from Across the World - K-3rd

This program allows for our Artist Educators to introduce drama through familiar faerie tales from all across the globe – Denmark, Italy, Russia, France, and Greece just to name a few! Students will have the opportunity to learn the history behind these famous tales prior to each performance, and the class will conclude with an interactive discussion of the morals being portrayed. Perfect for younger students, this program teaches the importance of hard work, honesty, self-confidence and much more!

Maximum number of students: 25

 

Staging Shakespeare - 4th-12th

Students breathe life into Shakespeare’s text in this one-hour interactive workshop. Our Artist Educator leads students in building a foundation of acting skills, teamwork and comprehending Shakespeare. Students are guided through the rehearsal process and build a performance piece with Shakespearean text. While this year’s focus will be Macbeth, other plays are available upon request.

This program can be easily adapted to a week long residency or as long as needed for the class and purpose.

Maximum number of students: 25

 

UPDATED Common Core Standards for our education programs:

Common Core Standards: Literacy K-5

Common Core Standards: Literacy, Grades 6-12

Common Core Standards: Social Studies, Grades 6-12

Download Our 2014-15 Education Brochure

For Details Contact:

Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager
(502) 574-9900
hannah@kyshakespeare.com