Weekend with Shakespeare August 18, 19, 20

Join Shakespeare scholars and artists for two days of lectures, discussions, and demonstrations about this season’s mainstage productions.  Educator’s Day on Sunday, August 20 is built to provide teachers with tools and lesson plans to gain confidence and strategies for teaching Shakespeare in the classroom and beyond.

Attend the lectures only, or attend both the lectures and performances at a great discount! Purchase tickets here.

Lecture only: $50 members / $55 non-members*
Lecture + 2 play package: $135 members / $150 non-members*
Teacher Training Day: $25

*Lecture only and Teacher Training Day tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office or online. Packages (lecture + 2-plays) must be purchased by phone to ensure the exclusive reserved seating.

Weekend with Shakespeare is sponsored in partnership with Shakespeare Workshop, a program with the Institute for Humanities Research at UC Santa Cruz.

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WEEKEND WITH SHAKESPEARE 2017 TIMELINE

Lecture Series on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: Friday, August 18

UCSC Arboretum

12-12:15PM Intro by Dr. Sean Keilen, Provost, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz.

12:15-1:15PM Virtue Ecologies in Measure for Measure. Dr. Julia Lupton, English professor at UC Irvine, explores Shakespeare’s competing notions of the good and the dangers that attend both moral absolutism and moral relativism.

1:15-1:30PM Break.

1:30-2:30PM In conversation with Ashley Herum, dramaturg of Measure for Measure, and Dr. Michael Warren, Head of Dramatugy at Santa Cruz Shakespeare.

2:30-3PM Break with refreshments and light snacks.

3-4PM Q&A with actors from Measure for Measure, moderated by Artistic Director Mike Ryan.

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7PM Bring your own picnic dinner at The Grove.

7-7:15PM Pre-performance discussion of ‘5 Things to Look Out For’ with Julia Lupton and Sean Keilen.

8PM Evening performance of Measure for Measure.

 

Lecture Series on Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Saturday, August 19

UCSC Arboretum

12-12:15PM Intro by Dr. Sean Keilen, Provost, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz.

12:15-1:15PM Dr. Sean Keilen discusses Shakespeare’s early approach to adolescence, the transition from same-sex friendship and other-sex marriage, and the problems of relying on books that tell you what life experience is like before you’ve lived it.

1:15-1:30PM Break

1:30-2:30PM In conversation with Dr. Ariane Helou, dramaturg of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Art Manke, director of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

2:30-3PM Break with refreshments and light snacks.

3-4PM Clowning Workshop with Dr. Patty Gallagher (Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona).

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7PM Bring your own picnic dinner at The Grove.

7-7:15PM Pre-performance discussion of ‘5 Things to Look Out For’ with Julia Lupton and Sean Keilen.

8PM Evening performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona

 

Educator’s Day: Sunday, August 20

Humanities Building 1 Room 210, UCSC Campus

Focus on activity and project-based experiences for educators. Includes study guides, lesson plans, and artistic presentations with a focus on Shakespeare.

11-11:15AM Intro by Dr. Sean Keilen, Provost, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz.

11:15-12PM Scansion, verse, and text work with Artistic Director Mike Ryan.

12-12:15PM Break

12:15-1PM Play the Knave, a motion capture video game, presentation by Amanda Shores, undergraduate at UC Davis. Play the Knave engages users in the material labor of dramatic production, helping users understand and enjoy a Shakespeare play through the act of staging it through a computer program.

1-1:45PM Lunch provided by UCSC catering services.

1:45-2:45PM Lesson modeling and discussion about teaching Shakespeare to students where English isn’t always the first language. Presented by Anissa Sharief, an English Learner Instructional Coach.

2:45-3PM Break

3-4PM Defining Shakespeare’s verse through movement with an on-your-feet lesson demonstration with Katie Larsen, a recently retired educator who holds an MFA in Dance & Performance from Mills College.