Possibilities

The question we are most often asked by teachers and administrators is: what can you do to bring Shakespeare alive for my students? Our answer is surprisingly simple: anything and everything. We enhance and augment curricula by creating performances to highlight what teachers are teaching and students are learning; that ability to design and develop unique programs, coupled with our innate flexibility, gives educators an amazingly malleable tool for creative exploration.

At Knighthorse, our guiding principle is simple: make Shakespeare “cool” again; we do that by engaging students physically, emotionally and intellectually. Mostly, we do it by making them laugh, often in spite of themselves. Our efforts are ever pointed towards building an atmosphere of fun that takes Shakespeare from the static two-dimensional world of the printed page into the charismatic and pulsating three-dimensional world of live performance.

Below is an example of a five-day residency, similar to one we have executed in the past. Although this example is for a high school curriculum, we can work with students of any age or grade level, whether they have a great deal of experience with Shakespeare or none at all.  

Click on the colored boxes and numbers in the calendar below to get a better understanding of what we can do for you and your students.

1 Any Play, Anytime
2 Every Grade, Every Level
3 Same Play, Different Scene
4 Clubs and Electives
5 Teacher Workshops
6 Stage vs. Page
7 Student Involvement
8 Original Performance
9 Mobility
10 Smaller Audiences
11 All Access, All the Time
12 Any Length of Stay
13 Multiple Schools
14 Flexible Format
15 Shakespeare Saturation
Period Time
Monday
12
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
12
Thursday
12
Friday
12
1
7:20 - 8:00
14
AP LIT Hamlet
1
Romeo & Juliet Prologue
Act I, Sc. 1
1
Macbeth Act I
3 6
Hamlet (2 classes)
RM 220
9 10
8 Honors Workshop
Romeo & Juliet
Auditorium
2 3
2
8:05 - 8:45
14
Romeo & Juliet Opening Fight
1 7 10
Romeo & Juliet Romeo & Juliet
Act I, Sc. 5
Act II, Sc. 2
6
Macbeth Act I, Sc.7
Act II, Sc. 1-2
3 6
Hamlet
9
3
8:50 - 9:30
14
Macbeth Act V, Sc. 5
1 3
Elective Poetry
4
Macbeth Act III, Sc. 1-4
3
Elective Film
4
11 Honors Workshop
Hamlet
Auditorium
2 6
4
9:35 - 10:15
14
Elective Speech & Debate Antony's Funeral Oration from Julius Caesar
1 4 6 7 10
Romeo & Juliet Act III, Sc. 2
Act III, Sc. 5
1
Elective Mythology
4
Lunch
11 15
5
10:20 - 11:00
14
AP LIT Othello
1
Romeo & Juliet Act IV, Sc. 3
1
Macbeth Act IV, Sc. 1
3
Hamlet
9
Lunch
11 15
6
11:05 - 11:45
14
Lunch
11 15
Merchant of Venice Act IV, Sc. 3
7 10
Macbeth Act IV, Sc. 1
3
Hamlet (2 classes)
RM 302
9 10
AP LIT Workshop
Othello
Auditorium
2
7
11:50 - 12:30
14
Elective Drama
5 7
Lunch
11 15
Lunch
11 15
A Midsummer NIGHT'S Dream Mechanicals
RM 302
7
8
12:35 - 1:15
14
8 Honors Special
Middle School Presentation Taming of the Shrew
(1:00 - 2:20)
1 13
ESL Romeo & Juliet Prologue
Act, I, Sc. 1
2
Macbeth Witches
3
Hamlet
9
10 Honors Workshop Macbeth Auditorium
2 3
9
1:20 - 2:00
14
Romeo & Juliet Act III, Sc. 1
1
Macbeth Banquo's Ghost
3
Elective Women in Literature
4
10
2:00 - 2:40
14
Creative Writing Club
4
Drama Club
4 6
Teacher Workshop
(2:00 - 4:00)
5
Evening
Dinner Reception
11
Performance Hamlet
6 8
Performance Jukebox
8

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