ASC - Personal Renaissance
After years of hearing from teachers and other adult Shakespeare lovers that they would like a ASCTC-like experience, the ASC Education Department is giving our public what they want. In a week long Shakespeare Summer Camp, adults will stay in dorms at Mary Baldwin College, work with master teachers and lecturers in the Blackfriars Playhouse, and explore the intricacies of Shakespeare's theatrical world.
The camp is well-suited to both teachers (and can receive credit for inservice hours) and parents ofASCTC campers, enthusiastic audience members, or former UVA Summer on the Lawn participants. Participants will hear lectures, see plays, participate in workshops and master classes, and, work on scenes with their partners throughout the week.
These interactive evenings engage the audience in explorations of the plays by considering the plays' history, staging conditions, and other aspects which affect performance. Gain insight on the techniques ASC employs to bring the plays from the page to the stage. These workshops begin at 5:30 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Check the calendar for more details. Pay what you will, suggested donation $3.
Since 2003, the American Shakespeare Center has been offering Executives and other professionals with influence and initiative -- from the Federal Government, the British Embassy, Universities, and private businesses -- a chance to brush up their communication and presentation skills by way of half-day to full-day retreats at the Blackfriars Playhouse. ASC actors and education artists will both demonstrate techniques and engage participants in active explorations of text that will enable them to enhance their personal communication styles. More>
ASC podcasts are your backstage pass to the Blackfriars playhouse. We offer three different podcasts released on a regular basis throughout most of the year. Get weekly updates, Dr. Ralph lectures, and round-table discussions with ASC cast members, all from the comfort of your own computer.
The education department blog gives you an inside look at workshops, lectures, and special events at the American Shakespeare Center, but we won't stop there. Join us for news, reviews, and fun stuff related to Shakespeare's world and his plays. You might also be interested in our Interns' Blog or our ASC Theatre Camp Blog.
The Playhouse Insider is a new publication by the ASC, which will come out twice yearly, in the winter to preview the Actors' Renaissance and Spring Seasons, and in the summer to preview the Summer and Fall Seasons and ASC on Tour. Our goal for this magazine is to provide the readers with a look into different experiences of early modern theatre at the Blackfriars Playhouse. We've solicited articles from ASC actors and artists, from renowned scholars, and from members of the ASC community, and as a result this first issue has much quality material to offer.
ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM
The American Shakespeare Center has partnered with Exploritas (formerly Elder Hostel) to offer these specially designed packages for seasoned travelers. Study two plays and attend two performances as you explore Shakespeare's word and stagecraft. Learn more at the Road Scholar website.