Introduction to the World of Shakespeare: The Play’s the Thing!

Get your Shakespeare on with this camp that never stops moving. Taught by acclaimed actor and Director of Theater at St. Anne Rock Hill School, Saluda Camp. Saluda is a veteran teacher of Shakespeare and theatre integration to kids from 4 years old to adults. Your kids will not only know exactly what they are doing and saying using the real Shakespeare text, they will come away feeling like super-heroes. Join the non-stop fun.


June 22nd - 26th 

ages: 5-8 @ 10am, 8-10 @ 11am, 10-12 @ 1pm, teens @ 2pm


For ages 5-8 Explore the magical world and words of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with beginning acting games and accessible storytelling. Classical actor and theater teacher Saluda Camp guides kids through delightful creative games that inspire a curiosity for the poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare. The world of the King and Queen of the Faeries, Oberon and Titania, comes to life through puppetry, drawing and even tackling a few of Shakespeare’s fairy lines. Exploring what it takes for a young actor to use their imagination to create a character of their own, each student will create a fairy character, finding his or her personality, movement and voice. Come find out what fun it is to use the three tools of the actor: body, voice and mind! 


For ages 8-10 In this Shakespeare camp, students will be cast in a short scene from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Through fun acting games, students will explore creating their character and the character’s place within the play. Using Shakespeare’s lines from the fairy world of his play, students will tackle comprehending Shakespeare’s words, understanding how to use the actor’s tools (body, voice and mind) and the joyful harnessing of their imagination. 


For ages 10-12 Explore the wonder of Shakespeare’s works and world, through character exploration. Each student will be given a character from one of Shakespeare’s many plays. We will have villains, heroes, clowns, kings and queens. What does an actor need to know to tackle a Shakespearean character? Come find out, as we explore Will’s imaginative stories with accessible storytelling and acting games exploring the three tools of the actor: body, voice and mind. 


For Teens Explore the universal themes of family, forgiveness and love through Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In this camp, students will be introduced to the world and words of Shakespeare through discovering the motives behind the character’s actions in Shakespeare’s play. Students will each be given a character to explore, giving life to the character’s words by acting out a speech or a scene from the play. Students will learn how to develop a character through the three tools of the actor: body, voice and mind.

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