Explore Shakespeare with the ASC Education Department at the No Kidding Shakespeare Camp. The ASC’s sixth annual adult camp will take place 20-24 July 2015 and will celebrate the theme of Social History. Our activities will give you an inside look at Shakespeare's world and everyday life -- the circumstances that shaped him as he wrote his plays and the environment in which he wrote them. We'll be cooking Elizabethan food, drinking Elizabethan libations, skipping our way through Elizabethan dances, and much more!
“I enjoyed talking to other campers and finding out about everyone's diverse backgrounds.
I appreciated that we all came to Shakespeare in different ways.” -- 2014 Camper
When: 20-24 July 2015
What: The American Shakespeare Center's No Kidding Shakespeare Camp for Adults is an illuminating experience for teachers, enthusiastic audience members, and anyone interested in Shakespeare or plays. Campers will learn about the world of Shakespeare by studying scansion, meter, rhetoric, architecture, company models, cue scripts, and more. During the week-long camp, participants will work with master teachers and lecturers in the Blackfriars Playhouse and will explore several scenes with their fellow participants.
Who: Campers will work with Education staff and artists, master teachers, scholars, expert lecturers, ASC actors, Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, Dr. Mary Hill Cole, and others.
Where: Lectures, workshops, and activities will take place in downtown Staunton, at the Blackfriars Playhouse and at the historic R. R. Smith Center. Residential campers will stay in dorms on the Mary Baldwin College campus, just a block away from the Blackfriars Playhouse. We also offer special rates at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.
Cost: Day Camper Rate: $800 | Residential Camper Rate (includes lodging at Mary Baldwin College): $1000
Successful participation in the camp will yield approximately 30 hours of Professional Development towards re-certification.
“It was a splendid feast--- Shakespearean, cultural, and historical,
for the mind, body, and spirit” -- 2013 Camper
"I'm looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the ASC
and to spreading the gospel. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" -- 2011 Camper
Ralph Alan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director and Director of Mission at the American Shakespeare Center and Gonder professor of Shakespeare and Performance in the Master of Letters and Fine Arts program at Mary Baldwin College. He was the project director for the building of the Blackfriars Playhouse, built in 2001. He has directed twenty professional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. He is the author of ShakesFear and How to Cure It: A Handbook for Teaching Shakespeare, which won the AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Award, has twice guest edited special teaching issues of Shakespeare Quarterly, and has published articles on teaching Shakespeare as well as on Shakespeare, Jonson, and Elizabethan staging. Ralph is a former professor of English at James Madison University, where he founded the Studies Abroad program and where he won Virginia’s award for outstanding faculty. He has been the project director for four NEH-sponsored summer institutes for college professors on the staging and teaching of Shakespeare. In 2008 Ralph and ASC co-founder Jim Warren won the Governor’s Arts Award. Ralph earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and his doctorate at Duke University, and he has honorary degrees from Georgetown University and St. Lawrence University. From 1969 to 1973, he ushered at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. [Full bio]
Mary Hill Cole is a Professor of History at Mary Baldwin College, where she has won awards for her teaching. For Mary Baldwin's MLitt/MFA program of Shakespeare in Performance, offered in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center, she teaches courses on Tudor-Stuart politics and social history. She is the author of a book on Elizabethan royal travels or progresses, The Portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony, and articles on Elizabeth's views of her mother Anne Boleyn. Her current project focuses on the bastardy and succession issues of Mary Tudor and Elizabeth. She served on the Board of Directors of Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, many years before it became the ASC.
Steven Urkowitz has been teaching Shakespeare and the Humanities for over 50 years. He ran programs for teachers at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A scholar, theater director, and acting coach, his work includes Shakespeare's Revision of King Lear from Princeton University Press, a Nonesuch recording, Early American Vocal Music (a Grammy nominee), and productions of early and modern plays in New York City and Perpignan in France. He now serves as a trustee of the American Shakespeare Center, the governing board of the Blackfriars Playhouse. He recently completed his seventh three-day, 180-mile bicycle Trek-Across-Maine, a charity ride for the American Lung Association.
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