Taking Shakespeare to the Schools
Dates remain available for teachers and event programmers to book the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival's 33rd annual statewide outreach education tour program, newly named last year as "Shakespeare To Go."
For many years known as GlobeWorks, the NCSF program has toured to schools, libraries and community centers throughout the Southeast since 1978, with now over 2,000 performances for over a half-million students, teachers and community members. NCSF's tours have visited every North Carolina county, most on many occasions.
"Shakespeare To Go" features six young professional actors, performing this year a choice of either a 60-minute production of "Hamlet" or of "The Taming of the Shrew."
Optional workshops or classroom visitations with company members may be scheduled in addition to performances.
Pedro Silva, managing and artistic director, founder of NCSF's educational tour program, observes that "'Shakespeare To Go' remains valued by teachers and administrators alike. The program continues to honor the mission of supporting teachers and students in their classroom study of Shakespeare. As always, the program focuses on being a dynamic visual aid and teaching tool that is curriculum specific, and brings into sharp relief the vitality and relevance of Shakespeare's world and work for today's youth."
"Shakespeare To Go" is part of "Shakespeare for a New Generation," a national initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
'Shakespeare To Go' is also funded by grant support from the North Carolina General Assembly through the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
"Shakespeare To Go" tours Feb. 1 through May 15. Host institutions include public and private middle and high schools, colleges, arts councils, libraries, retirement and community centers.
For booking information, contact Joan Andrews at (336) 841-2273, extension 226 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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