Performing Shakespeare

Last weekend we drove north to spend time with a dear friend who is also an actor. This means that along with fresh clothes, art supplies, and meatballs for dinner, we brought copies of Shakespeare so that we could read a few scenes together.

We have copies enough for everyone for The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. So we did a scene from each–Trinculo and the gabardine and Mercutio’s “a plague on both your houses.”

This is the first time we’ve tried this. I was convinced that we needed a bigger group. But we did just fine. And better than fine. It was such a treat! And we will certainly do it again!

On October 27th, CAP is hosting a free class on performing Shakespeare. I can’t vouch for this teacher or this series of lectures. But for free I am willing to take a chance.

Here’s more about how we approach Shakespeare in our homeschool. It’s easier and more rewarding than you think.