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By November 25, 2013 One Comment

Welcome, once more, readers! This week in education news, Oregon Shakespeare visits several schools and a young troupe takes on a rarely performed work …

Oregon Shakespeare Reaches Out To Schools

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival recently made a four-day visit to Corvallis High School as part of the company’s school education program that has reached two million students over the last forty years.  Five teams of actors visit schools throughout California, Kansas, Oregon, and Washington to deliver workshops.  This year, Corvallis students focused on The Tempest. The OSF education department also contributed a grant to the Auburn Actors’ Guild in Washington to bring festival actors Benjamin Pelteson and Edwardo Placer to Auburn High School.  The two will perform on December 4 as a fundraiser for a scholarship that the Actors’ Guild will award to a student planning to pursue a career in theatre.

New Zealand Youths At The Globe

Two young New Zealand students have been chosen to represent their schools and country at Shakespeare’s Globe.  Luke Baker and Joshua Taylor are two of twenty-four teens chosen for the theatre’s Young Shakespeare Company.  The program, facilitated by Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand, will train the selected participants for a culminating performance.

York Cast to Perform Seventeenth Century Work

Pocklington School’s Cast of “A Woman is a Weathercock”

Students at Pocklington School in York will attempt to stage one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries with a few original practices when they perform Nathan Field’s A Woman is a Weathercock this week with an all-male cast.  The play, billed as a comedy about “love and hidden identity,” has rarely featured on stage and, says the Pocklington Post, never with an all-male cast since 1610. The production will feature young actors, thrust audience seating, and live music.

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