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Jaffrey’s Project Shakespeare seeks students


Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:8AM

For 2018 Fall Term Classes Project Shakespeare is now accepting students ages 5 – 18 for their 2018 Fall Term Classes. This marks the fifth year of Project Shakespeare offering high quality theatre education and literature classes for students in the Monadnock region. The schedule is as follows:

Playing Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – All Ages 

8 Classes + Showcase – September 21 – Nov 9 – 12:30pm - 2 pm

Showcase Nov. 9th  6pm

Deborah Shakespeare Thurber, Founder & Director - Instructor

Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffrey

Tuition: $175 for all 8 classes & showcase

Need flexibility?  $25 per class

Limited scholarships available; Sibling discount

A maximum of 12 students

Students will enjoy playing with Shakespeare’s language as they explore the ever-popular play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Dream explores themes such as parental love, friendship, betrayal and reconciliation, and the magical power of nature, while ending with a play within the play that will leave them laughing in the aisles!  Students will engage in theatre games, discover how to create a character, dance, visual art projects and choral readings.

Students will work in a collaborative environment where their voices are strongly valued. The ultimate goal of this class is for the students to enjoy the process of discovering Shakespeare while developing personal skills through theatre education.

Book to Film – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck  Ages 13 - 18

Steven Thurber, Instructor

7 Classes – September 21 – November 9 (no class October 5)   2:30pm – 3:30pm

Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffrey

Tuition: $150 for all 7 classes

Need flexibility?  $25 per class

Limited scholarships available; Sibling discount

A maximum of 10 students

John Steinbeck’s American classic, Of Mice and Men tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Of Mice and Men explores the themes of loneliness, power, oppression, abuse, fate and the American Dream.

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Steven is an Adjunct Professor of English at Franklin Pierce University, taught for 2 years at Mosaic Explore Homeschool program in Manchester, NH and 10 years at Nashua High Schools.

 The class will be tailored to the students' needs.  The minimum requirement is reading the book and viewing the film. We will discuss the book in social/historical terms, with a focus on critical reading and analysis. The film component will serve as an introduction to film theory and analysis. The movie is a great tool for teaching a number of key film techniques and will open their eyes to what is really going on through visual language For more information about Project Shakespeare visit projectshakespeare.org or contact Deborah Shakespeare Thurber, Director, at projectshakespeare@gmail.com.