At a Shakespeare for All performance, students participate in the action when our traveling troupe of performers needs their help to complete the scenes from classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, and Macbeth, among others. While your students help the actors by using their creativity and imagination, they are also introduced to Shakespeare’s language, characters, and stories in an exciting and fresh way. Shakespeare for All is a unique, interactive assembly for middle and high schools with an alternate version available for elementary schools.
We also offer Shakespeare for All workshops and have presented at primary and secondary schools, universities, juvenile detention facilities, and the DePelchin Children’s Center. Our mission is to help students find their own voice using the tools of Shakespeare’s language and ideas. We can provide additional workshops on Shakespeare or about a specific Shakespeare play and/or assist your ELA educators in teaching Shakespeare in the classroom with our performance-based approach.
High Praise for Shakespeare for All
“The performance was wonderful! The students loved it. It was for nearly all of them their introduction to both Shakespeare and live theater. How fortunate they were to have Main Street Theater provide them both experiences. The cast worked their craft to captivate their audience. Students are talking about it still. Just yesterday, a student used a phrase from 'Romeo & Juliet' in an essay. In middle school that's very high praise indeed. Please convey our thanks to the cast for their kindness and professionalism.”
Deady Middle School
“Length was perfect … You keep in all the important monologues and soliloquies … Students really loved Mercutio, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse - oh and Benvolio - all of them! … Best of all, many students who didn't like the play loved the performance! We have enjoyed having you here for the last two years, and hope to do it again next year!”