Teachers’ Workshops

Our workshops are designed to help teachers make Shakespeare fun and accessible within the classroom.  Programs are structured around a Shakespeare text and will enable teachers to integrate theater-based activities into their curriculum in order to engage students with Shakespeare’s stories.

Teachers’ Shakespeare Institute

Dates: July 1-2, 2015

Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm, daily

Location: Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D Garrison, NY 10524

Cost: $350 per teacher (includes lunch and some supplies)


Over the course of two days, HVSF Artists and local scholars will engage you in interactive theater activities and in-depth discussions. These workshops will challenge you to think creatively and critically about Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream all while working toward a final, group presentation developed using prompts from each activity and examples from the text. We’ll discuss how to integrate these techniques into your curriculum; how to apply them to a variety of Shakespeare's texts and how they will enable students to explore and analyze Shakespeare's stories, language, characters and themes while promoting communication, collaboration and confidence. 

"I will teach Shakespeare more actively, get the students up and out of their seats...hearing the words come out of their mouths and acting out scenes."

In-School Teachers’ Resource Workshop

Teachers’ Resource Workshops can be held in a classroom, auditorium or comparable space. Maximum of 25 participants per workshop. Running time is 90 minutes.

Cost: $750 per workshop

To book an in-school workshop or express interest in attending our Institute contact Nora Rosoff, Education and Outreach Manager at (845) 809-5750 x13 or nora@hvshakespeare.org