The Nature of Shakespeare – The Tempest


Thursday, 3:15 - 4:15
September 26 - December 12 (10 Sessions)
(Note: No class on October 31 or November 28. December 19 reserved
for a makeup class)
Grades: 3rd - 8th

In this program, we will focus on The Tempest by creating the environments the characters live in with natural, found, and recycled materials. The class will brainstorm and collaborate imagining the places of the play ie a deserted island, or an enchanted magical forest, as well as personally creating their own costume.Each student will also be given a role to create and develop toward a final presentation. Students will learn how to build their skills as an actor, and make connections to Shakespeare’s language in a fun and fearless way through an edited version of the play.In the Spring we will explore A Midsummer Night’s Dream.



About Lesley Sawhill: Lesley Sawhill is the Artistic Director of New Genesis Productions and has offered Shakespeare based programs for ages 5-17 in the Hudson Valley and Catskill region for nearly 20 years. In the summer she runs the Shakespeare Intensive at The Little Globe Theatre in West Shokan, NY.