Camp Shakespeare is two weeks of fun workshops, learning about sword fighting, wearing costumes, and acting, all while gaining hands-on experience performing the works of the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

The goal of Camp Shakespeare is to help kids shed the fear of Shakespeare's text, and to discover the magic and fun of the Immortal Bard through performance. Parents have repeatedly noted a distinct improvement in their children's grades after just one summer with Camp Shakespeare, and many of the same kids come back to the Camp year after year. Parents are also pleased to give their children the opportunity to experience the high quality artistry of Shakespeare.

Camp Shakespeare 2014 runs June 23-July 4,
with final performances on:
July 5 (Jesters & Players), July 6 (Apprentices)

Over the course of those two weeks, students work with the professional artists and educators of Nebraska Shakespeare, a nationally recognized theatre company. The campers are given the tools necessary to understand Shakespeare’s 400-year-old version of the English language, and to analyze his broad array of exciting and complex plots and characters. On the final three days of the camp, the students are given the opportunity to share their experience by performing for audiences at NS’s Shakespeare on the Green.

*Work with the professional artists and educators of Nebraska Shakespeare.
*Perform this summer at Shakespeare on the Green, during the Greenshow.
*All classes include a behind-the-scenes tour of Shakespeare On The Green, discussions and workshops with company members.
*All participants receive a souvenir t-shirt.



WHO/WHEN/WHERE
Anyone ages 8 to 18

Classes: June 23th- July 4th
9:00 AM to Noon
UNO Weber Fine Arts Building & Elmwood Park

Performances: 
Jesters - July 5th, 5:30 PM (indoor) and 6:30 PM (On The Green)
Apprentices - July 6th, 6:00 PM (indoor) and 7:00 PM (On The Green)
Players - July 5th, 6:00 PM (indoor) and 7:00 PM (On The Green)

CLASSES
Jesters - Ages 8-11  
Taking the first steps into a life-long love of Shakespeare, the Jesters explore plots and themes of Shakespeare plays, as well as develop an understanding of characters and story through live performance and narrative.

Apprentices - Ages 12-14
Furthering their education of Shakespeare, the Apprentices explore the characters of Shakespeare, beginnings of textual understanding and establishing the basics of theatrical production. Creating a performance experience which brings the plots, character struggles and universal themes to life.

Players - Ages 15-18
Diving Deeper into Shakespeare’s text and stories, the Players discover the power of his words and how it translates to live performances, exposing the students to basic training of a Classical Actor-Including vocal and physical exercises, stage movement and combat.

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