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.
To support classes during this latest wave of the pandemic, we are offering Bard in the Virtual Classroom sessions for FREE for a limited time. To be eligible, sessions must be requested by January 31, and the sessions must be held before March 11, 2022. Subject to availability.
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
Cost: $125 per session
Please note: Schools and community organizations can apply for financial assistance through our Bursary Fund. Established in 2009 by the Bard Volunteers, the fund helps make our programs accessible to all.
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.
- “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’ learning before and after your session.
For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, Education Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Bard in the Virtual Classroom is generously supported by