The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0002 Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Date: December 29, 2012 11:57:57 PM EST
Subject: Long Island Student Shakespeare Festival
I am the founder of the Long Island Student Shakespeare Festival.
Long Island Student Shakespeare Festival is Held in April at the Washington School in Deer Park and is pen to students in middle school and high school.
Each group of students performs a scene from Shakespeare. The scene will be preceded by a spoken introduction. There are also Shakespeare-related activities for students. Each group receives feedback on its performance.
This is a celebration, not a competition.
Long Island Student Shakespeare Festival aims to acquaint students and teachers with the performance of Elizabethan / Jacobean texts.
The Festival strives to get students and teachers to realize that Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be performed, to engage students in the interpretation of complicated texts, to help satisfy the terms of the Common Core Standards, to have students learn about the conventions of acting and stagecraft, and to have fun.