Bell Shakespeare Education
Professional Development Workshops
Bell Shakespeare Education provides teaching professionals with fresh ideas and innovative methods of approaching Shakespeare texts in English and Drama classrooms facilitated by Arts Educators who are professional actors and directors keen to share their knowledge and passion for Shakespeare with teachers and practitioners.
The Professional Development Program is a practical activity-based program introducing teachers to theatrical approaches to Shakespeare, and developing teaching ideas and interactive methods for:
- interpreting Shakespeare's text
- enabling students to actively respond to Shakespeare
- working with the metre
- discovering characters through the script
- approaching action through Shakespeare's hidden stage directions
- developing scenes
- presenting and considering Shakespeare as theatre.
|Pre-Show Seminar 9:30am12pm||Location
Jonson and Shakespeare Rivals or Accomplices?
This seminar introduces Ben Jonson; the contrasting writing styles of Jonson and Shakespeare; and John Bell's production of The Alchemist.
Fee: $77 per person (incl. GST) Includes morning tea and Certificate of Attendance
|| Sat 21 Mar
|Canberra||Wed 29 Apr|
|Full-Day Workshops 9:45am4pm||Location
These workshops will give teachers and practitioners key activities for introducing the plays including activities for leading students through the plot, language and dramatic techniques concealed in the text. Activities presented give insight into approaches used by the acting company as they explore and interpret Shakespeare's text. These practical devices can be applied across any of Shakespeare's plays.
Fee: $150 per person (incl. GST) Includes light lunch and Certificate of Attendance
Teaching Romeo And Juliet
During this journey through the world's best-known love story, teachers will be introduced to:
||Mon 18 May
||Thu 11 Jun
|Sydney||Sat 20 Jun
Teaching The Taming Of The Shrew
An exploration of this play covering:
Bell Shakespeare's production of The Taming Of The Shrew will be touring nationally coinciding with these workshops. Please see the Bell Shakespeare Education website for further information.
|Dubbo||Mon 18 May|
|Wagga Wagga||Wed 20 May
|Sydney||Fri 22 May|
||Sat 23 May
||Mon 25 May
||Fri 29 May
||Tue 16 Jun
|Townsville||Thu 18 Jun
|Mt Gambier||Sat 1 Aug
||Tue 4 Aug
|Adelaide||Sat 8 Aug
||Sat 15 Aug
||Sat 19 Sep
To download a booking form visit the Bell Shakespeare Education website or phone 1300 305 730.
Booking forms should be faxed to 1300 552 271
Please note that dates are subject to change and should be confirmed on the Bell Shakespeare Education website. A minimum number of attendees is required for each Professional Development Workshop to proceed.
Bell Shakespeare Education is a NSW Institute of Teachers endorsed provider of professional development for the maintenance and accreditation at Professional Competence in English and Drama.
The Division of Professional Learning (DPL), Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney has entered into a partnership with Bell Shakespeare Education Professional Development. This agreement means that the 2009 Bell Shakespeare Education Professional Development will be presented in partnership with the DPL and will entitle all participants to receive professional development accreditation from the Faculty of Education and Social Work.