Thursday, July 7, 2016

Shakespeare Camp 2016 Edition

This is the 6th consecutive year that my kids have been involved in Shakespeare Camp. This years performance was a fun and festive rendition of Much Ado About Nothing, complete with song, dance, and revelry.
Formed by two enterprising homeschooling Mommas eight years ago, it's been a main-stay of our summer for over a 1/2 decade.
You can read about a few of the other plays my kids have particiapted in here:
Love's Labors Lost
King Lear, Shakespeare!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Tempest Roar's 

Performers are rising 7th graders and above. The scripts are the Dover Edition of the chosen play. Roles are assigned to the participants and Actors/ Actresses are expected to have their lines and cues memorized before the first day of practice.
 Practice takes place over 6 days, with costumes and props created during the week by dedicated Mommas. 
Day 6 includes practice, dinner for the cast and crew and a 1-2 hour performance.

Literally Shakespeare in the park. 
Friends, family and community turn out to watch and be entertained. The littles sit on blankets and the rest of us bring folding chairs for an open-air evening of festive entertainment. 
This year's cast was one of the biggest- at 38. Sometimes parts are shared, but always the take-away is that it's the best darn way to learn Shakespeare evah! 
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