Many of you are probably groaning, remembering the boredom of reading Shakespeare in school. There is no way that you would let your precious progeny be subjected to that torture until they absolutely have to. Right?
What if I told you that this is the ANTIDOTE, and that not only will your children like it, they will LOVE it?
But before we get to why your children will love it, let's talk about why you should love what it does FOR them.
Art is good for them! Theatre is good for them! SHAKESPEARE is even better!
You can get more info by clicking on the studies listed in the image, but just to make it easy, here's a list of just some of the benefits:
- self confidence is increased
- students gain self knowledge
- empathy and compassion are developed
- social barriers are broken down
- self motivation is increased
The key to Shakespeare is putting it "on its feet" or PLAYING it. That's why students love it!
Shakespeare stops being a book that puts them to sleep; it's sword fighting and fart jokes, kings and witches and bad guys. And at the end, after the playing and the applause stops, they've become the "band of brothers" by working together and accomplishing something complex and challenging and above all, FUN!
(And they won't even know they've done something good for themselves!)
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