Storytelling With Shakespeare
Storytelling With Shakespeare


September 13, 2022    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Cuba Circulating Library
39 East Main Street, Cuba, NY, 14727

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Students with an interest in theater are invited to sign up for a workshop, Storytelling With Shakespeare, on Tuesday, September 13 from 3 – 4pm at the Cuba Library. This program will use movement and the voice to take ownership of Shakespeare’s text and develop a deeper understanding of his work. Shakespeare is one of history’s most iconic storytellers and wrote his texts to be seen and heard rather than passively read. Through this kinesthetic storytelling workshop, students will extend their bodies and voices to embody Shakespeare’s text. Students will identify the foundational parts of a story in Shakespearean scenes and use teamwork in small groups to create movement and sounds to highlight crucial moments in the text. The program will begin with a voice and body warm-up, leading to a brief introduction to textual analysis of the script. The program includes performances of the students’ work to the class. A highlight of this program is team/ community-building and providing student ownership of academic material. The suggested age for this program is grades 3 – 5, but students up through grade 12 are welcome to sign up. Registration is required, so please contact Cuba Library at 585 968-1668 or to sign up.

“Programming was made possible by the generous support of Garman Family Foundation and Arts for Learning WNY.”