The Shakespeare Set Free Institute is a two-day intensive workshop on learning to teach with performance-based methods. This workshop will be held in Kentucky June 18-19.
Although the content is taken from Shakespeare’s most-taught plays, the instructional techniques can be adapted to a wide range of subjects. The Folger training philosophy is that teachers should experience the processes that they will model for their students.
The institute includes teachers working in small acting companies to self-direct and perform scenes. Much of the pedagogy of the Institute focuses on how to get students on their feet and engaged with the text. A theater artist adds to the teachers’ knowledge of and comfort with performance in the classroom. The Institute also integrates music of the Elizabethan period, visual art and dance into the dramatic component