Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom
Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! Actors from Bard Education will share their enthusiasm and insights about performing Shakespeare. Due to COVID-related school closures, this experience is available at no cost for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.
To book a Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom session, please fill in the form below.
After submitting your request, our School Programs Assistant will get in touch to confirm your booking. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
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 am – 4 pm
Length: 45 minutes long
Cost: FREE! (All fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund)
What: your choice of interactive session, either Ask an Actor or An Actor at Work
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
- Request a session by submitting the request form below
- We’ll email you to confirm whether we can meet your request
- “Explore at Home” with our supplementary resources to prepare your students for the session
- 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.
Check out our FREE Explore at Home resources to support your students’ asynchronous learning before and after your session.
For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, School Programs Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom is generously supported by