New in 2021! We present #Stage2School with CSC. In lieu of our regular spring Stage2 Student Matinees which we look forward to resuming in 2022, CSC’s educational programming continues with a series of videos, #Stage2School, to support teachers’ Shakespeare curriculum this spring. The series includes rehearsals of selected scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, with a lesson packet with corresponding learning prompts for each play. Students and teachers have the opportunity to see Shakespeare’s text come to life and learn how actors translate the written text into action.

This series is led by Associate Artistic Director Bryn Boice, and features CSC actors Duncan Gallagher, Jessica Golden, Alicia Hartz and Billie Wyatt. The videos are each 29-38 minutes in length and are geared toward grades 6-12. Speech-to-text captioning is available for all videos. (We are equipped to respond to disability-related accommodation requests. Please get in touch with us at education@commshakes.org with any questions.)

Videos include:

  • Video One: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (29 Minutes)
    • Titania and Oberon: Act II, Scene 1
    • Helena and Demetrius: Act II, Scene 1
  • Video Two: Romeo and Juliet (35 Minutes)
    • Romeo and Juliet: Act II, Scene 2
    • Juliet and Nurse: Act II, Scene 5
  • Video Three: Macbeth (38 Minutes)
    • Macbeth and Banquo: Act I, Scene 3
    • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: Act I, Scene 7

To gain access to these free videos and lesson packets, please fill out the information at the link below. 


In addition to these video lessons, CSC is offering live virtual Zoom workshops with Ms. Boice and the actors. Starting at $149 per class, these visits will build off of the lessons from our videos, and allow students to take their learning to the next level by interacting with our artists in real time. Here are some of our offerings for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth:

  • Status workshop/Creating a Character
  • A deeper dive into Iambic Pentameter (any scene)
  • Public Speaking and Voice
  • Playing Actions
  • How to Read a Play

Additional titles and curriculum more tailored to your school’s needs may also be available.  You may fill out the form below to begin a workshop request or reach out to us at education@commshakes.org to discuss how we may support your Shakespeare curriculum this spring. 



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