I love it when I get to talk about Rebel Shakespeare. For almost 25 years Keri Ellis Cahill has been teaching generations of children of all ages how to understand, love and appreciate Shakespeare. The first time I wandered out to their home on Winter Island (Salem, Massachusetts) and heard kids shouting “Thank you, Shakespeare!” … Continue reading As You Like It, by Rebel Shakespeare
http://www.rebelshakespeare.org/othello/ I’ve spoken of Rebel Shakespeare many times in the past (Rebel Romeo, Midsummer Review and visit with the Rebels to link just a few). In short, Keri and Christine run a program where they teach Shakespeare to children (of varying ages), and then they take their show on the road performing free Shakespeare in … Continue reading Free! Rebel Shakespeare Presents Othello
Just got word that the Salem, Mass group Rebel Shakespeare is set to receive a “major award” for their work in making the Salem parks a better place, specifically regarding their 2008 Romeo and Juliet production. The Rebels range in age from 5-19, and I got the chance to see a least a piece of … Continue reading Congratulations to Rebel Shakespeare!
http://www.rebelshakespeare.org Christine and Keri, my new friends in the neighborhood, have put up the schedule for their Romeo and Juliet. Rebel Shakespeare is acted by kids – perhaps Christine or Keri can chime in and tell us what age group will be performing this show? Friday August 22 5pm: The Athanaeum. Salem MA, outdoors in … Continue reading Rebel Shakespeare (Salem, Mass) : Romeo and Juliet
Here’s an interesting story for a Sunday morning. In her new book “Shadowplay”, author Clare Asquith presents the case that Shakespeare was writing coded political messages into his plays. Asquith claims to be the first person to have discovered the code, as well as crack it. A little sample, from the article… Sunburn: The sun … Continue reading Shadowplay : Shakespeare as secret political rebel?
So, I’m trying to get the family to Disney World this year. We’ve been in the past, but it’s a whole thing where my girls were old enough to remember it but the boy wasn’t, so we’d like to get back for a trip where it’s more about him and he’s not just the one … Continue reading Small Shakespeare World
My friend Keri and her Rebels have done so much for Shakespeare that when she asks me to help spread the word about what her alumni are up to, I’m only happy to oblige! He [Matteo Pangallo] is a professor out there, but had his start at rebel and is a great guy. He is … Continue reading “Performing Shakespeare” at UMass Amherst
Happy Holidays, everyone! As 2014 draws to a close I thought it would be fun to do something different and look at all the exciting adventures we’ve had in the wonderful world of Shakespeare. We’ll kick it off in February with my continuing efforts to bring Shakespeare into school as early as possible, when I … Continue reading The 2014 Year In Shakespeare
In a thread today on Reddit someone asked about your “Forever Project.” That idea you have that on the one hand seems impossible, like the kind of thing that you wish existed but know never will…but, at the same time, it’s the idea that won’t go away, and you’re always (at least, as an engineer/programmer/hacker) … Continue reading The Shakespeare Matrix
I hope that regular reader/contributor Bill doesn’t mind me reposting this message he sent me on Facebook, but I thought it would make great conversation and surely more opinions on a question like this is better than a few. Question: I’ll be teaching a semester long Shakespeare class this year. If you were in high … Continue reading Summer Shakespeare : Creative Ideas?