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The 2014 Shakespeare In The Park Summer Season will consist of 8 productions totaling 56 performances over 10 weeks.
 

3 Kentucky Shakespeare Professional Productions

 
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
 
Directed by Matt Wallace
 
Preview June 11
 
June 12-22
 
HENRY V
 
Directed by Amy Attaway
 
Preview June 26
 
June 27-July 6
 
HAMLET
 
Directed by Matt Wallace
 
Preview July 10July 11-13Rotating Repertory Weeks (all 3 productions)July 15-271 Globe Players Student Production

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

Preview July 30

July 31-August 3

 

4 Community Partners Productions in Rotating Repertory Over Two Weeks

AS YOU LIKE IT presented by Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

August 5, 7, 9

PERICLES presented by Walden Theatre

August 6, 8, 10

KING LEAR presented by Savage Rose Classical Theatre

August 13, 15, 17

WOMEN OF WILL presented by Shoestring Productions

August 12, 14, 16

 

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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 Hamlet* while guiding the students through acting out the play. By the time they reach “The End,” students will want to start all over again!

*Other plays are available upon request.

 

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, much more!

With beloved faerie tales such as The Ugly Duckling and The Three Little Pigs, we have several options for you to choose from upon booking.  Call or email us for a complete list

 

Maximum number of students: 25

 

Inspecting Shakespeare (4th-12th)

This versatile workshop/performance covers three scenes from three Shakespearean plays cushioned on all sides with guided instruction and interactive discussion between students and our Artist Educators. Scenes we will be focusing on this year are from Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Richard the III;  a comedy, tragedy and history respectively.

 

Maximum number of students: 200

 

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 Hamlet, 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

 

Living History: We the People (4-12th)

This 60-minute performance focuses on the history of the United States of America and our rights and responsibilities as members of a democratic society. Our teaching artists bring primary source documents to life, giving students the opportunity to ‘meet’ these historic figures and ‘see’ how they helped sculpt the society in which we live today. This program consists of two performance options focusing on different curriculum content.

 

Performance A: 4-8th grade – focuses on the following historical content:

- Road to the Revolutionary War (including the Boston Tea Party, Coercive Acts, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Congressional Congresses, and the Declaration of Independence.)

- Formation of a new government (Articles of Confederation, Constitution and the Bill of Rights)

- Manifest Destiny (including Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears)

- Social Reforms (including Dorethea Dix, Horace Mann, Seneca Falls Woman’s’ Rights Convention)

- Abolition vs. Anti-Abolition

- Civil War

- Jim Crow Laws and ending Slavery (Amendments 13-15)

- Social Media and our First Amendment Rights

 

Performance B: 9-12th grade – focuses on the following historical content:

- Road to Revolutionary War

- Formation of a new government (emphasis on First amendment)

- Westward expansion (Homestead Act, Transcontinental railroad, Immigration, Native Americans and reservations, Chief Crazy Horse)

- Progressive Movement (Carrie Chapman Catt, Woman’s right movement, Jane Addams and the Hull House, Jacob Riis Photography, Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”)

- WWII (Japanese internment camps, Fascism, and escalation into the war)

- The Red Scare (Communism, McCarthy, and Senator Margaret Smith’s Address to Congress)

- The 1960′s (Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins at Woolworths, Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream”, Vietnam Draft, Veterans address to congress in 1985)

- Social media and our First Amendment Rights (2011 Egyptian Asmaa Mahfouz’s YouTube call to action).

 

Maximum # of Students: 200

 

*NEW* Living History: Chronicles from the Commonwealth (Grades 4-8)

New to our ‘Living History’ series, Kentucky Shakespeare is proud to introduce  ‘Chronicles from the Commonwealth,’ an overview of Kentucky’s history from its founding to its involvement in the Civil War. Through the use of  journals and other primary source documents, our Artist Educators are able to bring the story of the Commonwealth to life in a fun and an interesting way.

In this 60-minute performance, our Artist Educators present the history of Kentucky in a three-part production:

Act I: Daniel Boone/Frontier Kentucky

Act II: Lewis and Clark

Act III: Civil War

 

Maximum # of Students: 200

 

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

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 Hamlet* while guiding the students through acting out the play. By the time they reach “The End,” students will want to start all over again!

*Other plays are available upon request.

 

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, much more!

With beloved faerie tales such as The Ugly Duckling and The Three Little Pigs, we have several options for you to choose from upon booking.  Call or email us for a complete list

 

Maximum number of students: 25

 

Inspecting Shakespeare (4th-12th)

This versatile workshop/performance covers three scenes from three Shakespearean plays cushioned on all sides with guided instruction and interactive discussion between students and our Artist Educators. Scenes we will be focusing on this year are from Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Richard the III;  a comedy, tragedy and history respectively.

 

Maximum number of students: 200

 

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 Hamlet, 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

 

Living History: We the People (4-12th)

This 60-minute performance focuses on the history of the United States of America and our rights and responsibilities as members of a democratic society. Our teaching artists bring primary source documents to life, giving students the opportunity to ‘meet’ these historic figures and ‘see’ how they helped sculpt the society in which we live today. This program consists of two performance options focusing on different curriculum content.

 

Performance A: 4-8th grade – focuses on the following historical content:

- Road to the Revolutionary War (including the Boston Tea Party, Coercive Acts, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Congressional Congresses, and the Declaration of Independence.)

- Formation of a new government (Articles of Confederation, Constitution and the Bill of Rights)

- Manifest Destiny (including Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears)

- Social Reforms (including Dorethea Dix, Horace Mann, Seneca Falls Woman’s’ Rights Convention)

- Abolition vs. Anti-Abolition

- Civil War

- Jim Crow Laws and ending Slavery (Amendments 13-15)

- Social Media and our First Amendment Rights

 

Performance B: 9-12th grade – focuses on the following historical content:

- Road to Revolutionary War

- Formation of a new government (emphasis on First amendment)

- Westward expansion (Homestead Act, Transcontinental railroad, Immigration, Native Americans and reservations, Chief Crazy Horse)

- Progressive Movement (Carrie Chapman Catt, Woman’s right movement, Jane Addams and the Hull House, Jacob Riis Photography, Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”)

- WWII (Japanese internment camps, Fascism, and escalation into the war)

- The Red Scare (Communism, McCarthy, and Senator Margaret Smith’s Address to Congress)

- The 1960′s (Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins at Woolworths, Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream”, Vietnam Draft, Veterans address to congress in 1985)

- Social media and our First Amendment Rights (2011 Egyptian Asmaa Mahfouz’s YouTube call to action).

 

Maximum # of Students: 200

 

*NEW* Living History: Chronicles from the Commonwealth (Grades 4-8)

New to our ‘Living History’ series, Kentucky Shakespeare is proud to introduce  ‘Chronicles from the Commonwealth,’ an overview of Kentucky’s history from its founding to its involvement in the Civil War. Through the use of  journals and other primary source documents, our Artist Educators are able to bring the story of the Commonwealth to life in a fun and an interesting way.

In this 60-minute performance, our Artist Educators present the history of Kentucky in a three-part production:

Act I: Daniel Boone/Frontier Kentucky

Act II: Lewis and Clark

Act III: Civil War

 

Maximum # of Students: 200

 

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

2014-15 Education Brochure

For Details Contact:

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