Shakespeare : To FEAR or NOT to fear
Young people are often first deterred by the name Shakespeare, and the connotations it brings.
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT SO FAR:
- Put your scripts down! The words on the page are very daunting and off putting
- When working with people who are new to Shakespeare, start with the story and the characters. Build the world and the situation for them to connect to.
- Put the text into your own words when trying to understand it
- SHAKESPEARE IS FUN
- Bring lots of props - like Flowers, masks, capes - It's fun to dress up and helps people to differentiate between reality and play.