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To Bring Shakespeare To Life, Teachers Learn To Act More Like Actors

To Bring Shakespeare To Life, Teachers Learn To Act More Like Actors

October 21, 2016

 

By Louise Kennedy for WBUR

The actors in the Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) know what students think of Shakespeare. They hear it all the time when they visit schools.

"We ask them at the beginning," says Mara Sidmore, who runs the Boston-based troupe’s education programs. “We say, ‘When I say Shakespeare, you say …?' And we turn it into a kind of a call-and-response thing, and we hear things like ‘Dead!’ ‘White guy!' You know. ‘Who Read more about To Bring Shakespeare To Life, Teachers Learn To Act More Like Actors