"The acting was fantastic, my students were on the edge of their chairs, mesmerized by the performance."
Rhonda Sparks, Gretna Middle School, 2019
"I felt the performance, action, adaptation and production were professional and educational for the students of LHS. I felt the students were engaged by the performance and the talk back session. I had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed the staging and acting of the performance. Thanks again for coming!"
Justin Holbein, Lincoln High School, 2019
Shakespeare’s plays were created to be experienced through performance. From the stage of the Globe Theatre in London to a school classroom on the plains of Nebraska, Shakespeare’s work was meant to be actively engaged on a personal and relatable level. It is only by experiencing Shakespeare’s insightful genius through the delivery of performance, no matter how polished or rehearsed, can we truly uncover the humanity, honesty, and humor of his text.
With the health challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraska Shakespeare is putting the safety of students, educators and our artists first. This means that an alternative to our live version of the Macbeth Tour is necessary for 2020. We remain committed to the schools we serve and promise to deliver a quality experience. Beginning in October, a Nebraska Shakespeare professional, abridged video production of Macbeth specifically staged for students and educators will be available. The 80-minute production will be followed by a live Zoom post-performance discussion with skilled actor/educators creating a customized experience for students and their teachers.