Teacher Seminars

The workshop inspired passion in me while reassuring me that even though I don't come close to being an experienced teacher of Shakespeare, I don't need to let that fear hold me back from embracing one of his works in the classroom with my students. Shakespeare CAN and SHOULD be fun and pure pleasure to teach! – Seminar Participant, Currituck County, NC

"The seminars are an incredible value."
– Laura Messenheimer, Howard Community College, MD

Four times a year, we devote a seminar to help teachers embrace and enjoy teaching Shakespeare. Professor Ralph Alan Cohen, the education staff, and our professional actors provide teachers with materials and techniques to bring Shakespeare to life for their students.

The play-specific seminars focus on making the plots, characters, words, and drama of Shakespeare's plays relevant and exciting in the classroom. We aim to remove your students' "ShakesFear" and to replace it with enthusiasm for the active exploration of the plays on the stage.

Upcoming Teacher Seminars

Winter Seminar
February 16-17, 2018
Hamlet and Richard II

Spring Seminar
April 14-15, 2018
Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew

ASC Teacher Seminars use specific titles to deliver pointers on techniques that are applicable across the canon, so, even if you aren't planning to teach the play we are focusing on for a particular seminar, join us to pick up new and engaging lesson plans.

Seminar Fee: $220

If you are a self-funding teacher, or a teacher splitting the registration cost with your school, you are eligible to attend at a reduced rate. Discounts are also available for English-Speaking Union coaches, for teachers who refer another registering attendee, and for teachers who refer a student to one of our summer camps.

For More Details:
Emily Rheault, Education Assistant

Seminar fee includes all workshops, a copy of an ASC Study Guide and supplementary materials, and tickets to ASC performances as noted on registration form. Please note that in order to guarantee your materials and your seats at ASC shows, you must register a minimum of two weeks before the event begins.

Looking for a place to stay in Staunton during a seminar? The Stonewall Jackson Hotel is offering a special rate for ASC Education events! Call the hotel and mention what education event you'll be attending in order to claim the discount.

“I appreciate how pedagogically centered your sessions were. I left with my brain sparking.” – Spring 2014 Participant

If you would like to receive updates about ASC Teacher Seminars, Study Guides, or other educator resources, please sign up to receive periodic emails from our Academic Resources Manager.