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Shake It Up Shakespeare

Travel back in time to the Elizabethan era. Explore the language of Shakespeare and even perform some of his plays. A fun experience for lovers of Shakespeare and newcomers alike.

Shake It Up  Shakespeare


In this fun and hands on course, learners will explore the life and times of Shakespeare. They will become familiar with his playful use of language - using rap, insults and even making up our own new words. Learners will delve into and perform excerpts from some of Shakespeare's better known plays such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth. This course is sure to delight not just lovers of the Bard but those who have not yet experienced his magic.

Learning Goal
  • To gain an insight into the life and times of Shakespeare.
  • To explore the language of Shakespeare including iambic pentameter and neologisms.
  • To gain a broad insight into the plot, character and setting of three of Shakespeare's plays.
  • To understand why Shakespeare remains influential to this day.
Language Conducted
  • English
Home Work
  • Each class will end with a take-away - something to think about, apply or bring back to class. Students will need to spend time outside class learning lines and crafting their performance.
Time Commitment
  • 8 x 50 minute classes. There may be additional time outside class for homework.
  • I can tell you about Shakespeare's life in Elizabethan times
  • I can identify at least one of Shakespeare's neologisms
  • I can create a short introduction in iambic pentameter
  • I can discuss at least one of Shakespeare's plays
  • I can perform an excerpt from a Shakespeare play

Class Schedule

1 - 2 times a week

4-Time Course
50 minutes
Class Duration
4 Kids
Class Size
Ages 10-18
Age Range
USD 131.33 Total
Price Per Learner (USD)

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Meet Course teacher

My name is Shannon and I am a qualified Drama and English teacher from Australia. In 2017 my family and I (my husband and two teenage sons), sold everything we owned to travel the world and learn from all that it has to offer. We are currently based in Vietnam and I am teaching English online.
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in Theatre 1994 and since that time have been working as a professional actor, director and teacher. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Secondary) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have both an Advanced and Professional TESOL Certificate and hold an International English Teaching Licence as well as an Australian teaching license.
In 2004 I started my own Theatre school called TheatreMax, offering drama classes and productions for ages 3 through to adults and my background in Theatre translates into my English teaching style. My teaching focus is very much student led and interest driven with a focus on creativity, storytelling and confidence building. I also homeschool (or worldschool as we are travelling!) my two boys and believe in people following their passions, trying, failing and then trying again.
I have extensive experience working with students with both physical and intellectual disabilities and have worked as a classroom teacher in Australian high school mainstream and support units. Fun fact, in the 90’s I used to travel around Australia dressed up as a purple fluffy creature called Tickle the Doodat for a children’s group called The Hooley Dooleys. I am an accomplished script writer and have been commissioned to create productions for community groups around such issues as pollution and bullying. I have worked with many community and school groups of various ages and nationalities and in various countries to devise performances for cultural and arts festivals.
No matter what class of mine you choose you will develop your creativity and confidence and have fun!
Please note that all my classes require a minimum of three students to run and can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Contact me to arrange a class today!

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Parent Reviews

Steph on Aug 23 about Intro to Impro

I think the other learners should expect lots of fun and games, with education too. Parents should be happy to know that this is a very creative and impro-ish class that will boost their kids' creativity. Kids who are looking to improve their emotion-acting skills will benefit most. From Summer '10 :D

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