Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) is elated to have just completed its 38th anniversary season of free Shakespeare performances in Delaware Park to record breaking numbers. Shakespeare in Delaware Park is a not-for-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to providing free, high-quality public theatre to the widest possible audience. Our goal is to enrich, inspire and entertain diverse audiences through performance and educational programming, with a focus on the works of William Shakespeare. We are committed to mentoring students and professionals, and offering adults and children opportunities to experience and appreciate live theatre.
Shakespearience is an all-inclusive in-class program designed specifically to help high school students unlock the magnificent world of William Shakespeare. All of our lessons and performances are led by trained Shakespearean actors, giving students the opportunity to explore the language through “page to stage” exercises, culminating in a complete understanding of the Bard’s text. These teachings smoothly translate to classes, as well as essays and exams.
Et Tu, Shakespeare?
With the success of its previous two original touring scripts, the Shakespeare in Delaware Park troupe has devised and written another original show. It is designed to be fun and open students’ minds to Shakespeare so they are ready to explore the Bard’s works upon entering the classroom. The show includes scenes from some of Shakespeare’s more familiar plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, as well as Richard III and Othello. The show also includes a Shakespearean game show, a list of words that Shakespeare invented, and a lesson on Shakespeare’s peculiar take on history.
We at SDP know that school budgets are being cut more each year, affording students fewer opportunities to fully experience their education. That is why we have many variations of performances and residencies to fit your particular needs and each is easily adaptable to fit the goals and budgets within your department. We know that with the current budget constraints, it is more important than ever for us to make the greatest effort to expose children to culture and the arts.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information at 856-4533 or SDPeducation@sdp.org.