Shakespeare Today - Visits in Madrid
Since launching in the UK we have inspired over 60,000 children to love Shakespeare.
For three weeks only we are thrilled to bring our acclaimed workshops to Madrid!
Monday 13th to Friday 17th March 2017
Monday 3rd to 19th Wednesday April 2017
Let's perform a Shakespeare play together - in a single day
Imagine the children of your school all joining together to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream to each other – and the whole process, including preparation only taking one day!
Or if you prefer we can explore Macbeth instead.
This day of class-by-class workshops leading to a shared final performance will provide a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare’s greatest comedy.
At the end of the day the children will perform a version of the play to each other in a shared assembly lasting about 40 minutes with each class telling a different part of the story. Our workshop leader will direct, and knit the production together as we go.
The children will get to explore and understand the characters and the story, will lose their fear of Shakespeare, and will experience performing in a way they will never forget.
Brigid Shine is a professional actor who has worked UK-wide on stage, television and film. She graduated with first-class honours degree in Education from Queens University Belfast and is an experienced teacher and drama facilitator, having worked in British Curriculum schools in London and the Middle East.
What you need to know
The director: An accomplished, professional actor experienced in working with children.
Topics: Storytelling, imagination, emotions of characters, verse, responding to the story, sound of words, sounds of the story.
Age range: 4 to 11 years old.
Location: In your school hall
Equipment required: A projector in the hall, connected to Powerpoint. Lots of cups of tea or coffee!
Schedule: In schools with one class per year group the youngest children (aged 4-6) will provide the environment and the sound effects for the play, whilst children aged 6-11 lead one act of the play each. Each group attends one session during the day, leading to a final shared session.
For schools that don't fit the one-day schedule we offer individual class by class workshops throughout the day. These could last between 40 and 90 minutes.
These workshops can be booked in full or half days.