Shakespeare in England and America

January 28, 2021


Sarah Enloe

Sarah holds a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in dramaturgy, a Master of Letters with an emphasis in teaching from Mary Baldwin’s Shakespeare and Performance Program, and a B.F.A. in theatre studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Sarah taught theatre arts at the high school level in Texas for five years, and in 2003, she won recognition as teacher of the year and an NEH fellowship to study with Shakespeare & Co.

Sarah’s current work is focused on the practical application of performance techniques for the English classroom.

Lia Wallace

Lia earned her Master of Letters and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Shakespeare & Performance from Mary Baldwin University and a BA in Shakespeare and Education from NYU Gallatin.

She oversees a range of educational programming focusing on Shakespeare’s text and technology, with a focus on students at the undergraduate level and below. Highlights include the ASC Theatre Camp, a residential summer intensive for students ages 13-19, and the ASC Drama Club, an after school program for students ages 8-12.

Aubrey Whitlock

Aubrey Whitlock holds a BA in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz, an MA in Teaching from Chapman University, and an MLitt and an MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University.

She spent most of her 20s teaching English and Drama at high schools in South Central Los Angeles and Waterford, California. Since leaving the classroom, Aubrey has worked with professional and amateur Shakespeare companies on both coasts, most recently working as a teaching artist with the Livermore Shakespeare Festival in Livermore, CA.

What To Expect

What do the words bedroom, birthplace, shipwrecked, and watchdog all have in common? If you said, “They are all words invented by William Shakespeare,” you are either an English major or you are married to one. It is true that these are just four of the estimated 422 words attributed to the Bard.

Come along with the American Shakespeare Center as they take us on a fast, fun, and informative romp with the Bard. While Shakespeare died just a few years after the settling of the Jamestown Colony in the New World, ships (and shipwrecks) factored heavily in Shakespeare’s works because it was like the Internet of his time.

We will also look at how Shakespeare hopped the pond many years after his death and helped provide entertainment means in the colonies. Like the Magic Lantern, Shakespeare’s plays and works would be found in all sorts of settings and uses before, during and after the Revolution. As we will see, like marionettes and magic lanterns, this early dramatic form directly contributes to dramatic works today. During the A&A chat your students will be able to ask questions of the presenters.

The American Shakespeare Center has partnered with us by creating a unique 12-week distance learning Acting Workshop just for our home-schoolers. We are excited and grateful to them for this opportunity and their commitment to offer it to us at an extremely reduced rate. They will very briefly cover the Workshops near the end of this presentation, answering your questions, to see if this is something your high-schooler will be interested in beginning in late February. All attendees of this webinar will be eligible for a special discount on the Workshop track. Watch a promo of this below.

Recommended Audience
This webinar event will probably be enjoyed most by students in grades 8-12. Adults are sure to come away with at least five new things you can use to impress friends and relatives.

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Guests pay the Members price when registering by January 25, 2021!

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