Shakin Up Shakespeare

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National Hall of Fame Theatre Educator, shares activities to shake up Shakespeare in ELA and Drama classrooms
 
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
Hamlet! This is a powerful scene between a girl and boy. Hamlet loves Ophelia. I believe he does. But he loves his dead father more. And he is SO angry. So to revenge his father he has to make everyone think he’s nuts. Including Ophelia. In this
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Drama, Theater Arts, Literature
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
Lady Macbeth has convinced her husband to start killing everyone that lies in his path to the King-dom. After Macbeth does the first deed he returns with the daggers. She must return them to the scene so they don't get caught. This is the first
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English Language Arts, Drama, Theater Arts
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10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
Taming of the Shrew 70 Minute-Cutting! Perfect for any group! We added an "American Frontier" concept and you could add an old fashioned shoot-out for 90 minutes of fun! It's tried and true through the Education Touring company at the Tony
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Drama, Theater Arts, Literature
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Activities, Literature Circles
$15.00
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
These monologues have each been cut to approximately one minute's worth of Shakespeare text. They are not modernized in any way. This is the real stuff. The great thing about each one is: - Each cutting contains a linear plot line which makes them
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Drama, English Language Arts, Literature
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
These monologues have each been cut to approximately one minute's worth of Shakespeare text. They are not modernized in any way. This is the real stuff. The great thing about each one is: - Each cutting contains a linear plot line which makes them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
Mistress Quickly can be played by any female that isn't afraid to raise the comic sympathies of the audience! Jan Shelton Hunsaker has been cutting Shakespeare scenes and monologues for her award-winning competition teams for over 20 years. She
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Drama, Theater Arts, Literature
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This award-winning Shakespeare monologue is cut and ready for competition or classwork. It is approximately 2 minutes in length. This is from the rarely produced, Shakespeare play Pericles. The character is Marina. She is trying to talk her way
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Drama, Theater Arts
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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Other, Activities, Scripts
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This award-winning Shakespeare monologue is cut and ready for competition or classwork. It is approximately 3 minutes in length. This is from Shakespeare's play Measure for Measure. The character is Isabella, who is accusing a jailer of wanting to
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English Language Arts, Drama, Theater Arts
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities, Scripts, Literature Circles
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This award-winning Shakespeare monologue is cut and ready for competition or classwork. It is approximately 3 minutes in length. This is from the rarely produced, Shakespeare play Troillus and Cressida. It is VERY FUNNY. The character is Cressida,
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English Language Arts, Drama, Poetry
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This is a scene from Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare. It is not a cutting that would be found consecutively in the text. It has been meticulously compiled from Act 5. It takes approximately 10 minutes to perform and can involve as many as
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Drama, Theater Arts, Poetry
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This is that scene everyone does. Richard III, Act 1 Scene 2, Anne is mourning the loss of her Father-in-Law and Richard interrupts, rudely, to tell her that his love for her caused him to commit the murder. Except...its such a huge scene, I
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Drama, Theater Arts, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
In this scene, Tamora, Queen of the Goths has given birth to her lover's child and demands that he kill it before her husband finds out. Aaron takes the baby and kills the nurse instead. This content is probably for high school students and older.
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English Language Arts, Drama, Theater Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This is the famous scene with Queen Margaret, Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of York when they compare their losses and confront the "toad" Richard. A rich and delicious scene for three talented actresses and a powerful actor. I've added an
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Drama, Theater Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Activities
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
WHEN is the perfect play for a high school-aged cast. It is also rich in characters for women: EIGHT great roles for girls, three for men and can be made into a much larger cast with many more FEMALE ROLES. In it's initial production, we used more
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Drama, Theater Arts, Other (ELA)
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Service Learning
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
A great choice for students of all ages, but especially high school programs interested in introducing Shakespeare to their student body. This is a beautiful romantic play and a laugh-outloud comedy that the cast and the audience will talk about for
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English Language Arts, Drama, Theater Arts
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Scripts, Cultural Activities
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This is THAT scene - The scene that makes people want to stand up in their seats and cheer!! This scene can have 15 to 150 kids in it. The more the merrier. If you spend enough time talking about the politics of the play, your students will LOVE
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Social Studies - History
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Activities
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This is a very valuable packet of information that includes the full planning, instructions and script for a Shakespearean/Renaissance-style dinner theatre and performance. We do this event annually and have made up to $10,000 in a single night.
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English Language Arts, Music, Drama
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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EBooks, Scripts, Cultural Activities
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This is a cut and competition ready monologue from one of Shakespeare's funniest plays. Dromio of Syracuse is being chased by an interesting woman who claims that they are betrothed to each other. He is in a hilarious panic!
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities, Printables
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
This is a 34-page packet of mini posters for you to hang up in your room and/or use in an exercise that will encourage your students to be more specific in their word choices. The end result is a hilarious storytelling event that each student gets
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Posters
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By Shakin Up Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare's lush comedy/drama set on the coast of Italy. We had fun with it using a certain Disney pirate ride as a concept for the set, costume and characters. What a blast! Argh! This is the full story, however, it's
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English Language Arts, Drama, Theater Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

5 years - junior high school speech and drama 8 years - high school theatre, technical theatre, musical theatre, speech, debate and English 8 years - public charter school arts administration 6 semesters teaching theatre education and film on the university level

MY TEACHING STYLE

Highly disciplined classroom and rehearsal space, very competitive, direct BIG musicals with hundreds of kids, high expectations!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2011 Hall of Fame National Theatre Educators Association (5 in the nation) Accent on Excellence (Teacher of the Year) Alpine School District, 2001 Winner, American High School Theatre Festival, 2002 Volunteer of the Year, Lehi City Corporation, 2003) Theatre Coach of the Year, Utah High School Activities Association, 2003 Woman of Distinction, Miss Lehi Pageant, 2004 Administrator of the Year, Utah State Charter Association, 2009 Hall of Fame Award (Lifetime Achievement) National Educational Theatre Association, 2011 (one of five teachers in the nation) Coach of the Year, Utah High School Activities Association, 2012

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree, Theatre Arts, Southern Utah University Masters of Fine Arts, Theatre Education and Directing, University of Utah

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband is also an actor and theatre teacher. We work hard to get our students into the top theatre colleges and universities around the nation. We have a lot of awards from Shakespeare, acting and musical theatre competitions. Our forte is Shakespeare, cutting competition pieces and doing award-winning musicals in under 6 weeks. We love what we do and we love kids!

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