Bard in the Virtual Classroom
Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your classroom! Actors from Bard Education will share their enthusiasm and insights about performing Shakespeare.
ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL SESSIONS
Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
When: available school days, between the hours of 9:30 am – 4 pm
Length: 45 minutes long
$125 per session FREE for the 2022/23 school year, thanks to the generous support of our funders and the Bard Education Bursary Fund.
What: your choice of interactive session, either Ask an Actor or An Actor at Work
Select a session
Ask an Actor
This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare. A Bard Teaching Artist will share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage.
An Actor at Work
Our Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.
Request a Session
- Fill out the form below to request a session. Please submit this form at least 6 weeks before your preferred session date.
- We’ll email you to confirm whether we can meet your request.
- Watch A Shakesperience with your class and explore its ideas with our companion curriculum. This new and unconventional introduction to Shakespeare will help your students find resonance in Shakespeare’s words and imagery – and it’s FREE!
- A Teaching Artist and a member of the Bard Education team will join your class as guests on your school’s digital platform, as scheduled.
FREE Supplementary Resources
- A Shakesperience and its companion curriculum are available here.
- More resources are available through our Discovery Zone.
For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, Education Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Bard in the Virtual Classroom is generously supported by