Orlando Shakes offers some services that many of our patrons may have no knowledge of. Today I’m here to speak to you on our curriculum guides.
What’s that crazy complex story line in Cymbeline?
Are there activities I can have my kids do before seeing Charlotte’s Web?
Wait a second, which one is Ernest again?
Instead of wracking your brain and searching Google for several minutes for answers to these burning questions, we have all of that information on our website!
Did you know that we have educational materials for almost every show we hold in the season? These handouts are freshly made by our rockin’ Education Department and ready to access on the website with a click of the mouse. Just click on the show page, find the curriculum guide link in the center or right column, and that’s it! Convenient, right?
I know what you’re thinking, “These guides are for children!” Yes, these documents are geared towards the kiddos, but there’s a whole bunch of information anyone can find helpful. Did you know William Shakespeare bore a set of twins, Judith and Hamnet? And that Hamnet died at 11 years old? No? Well, that all of that and more are located in the guide for Romeo and Juliet. Having a little more background on a play and playwright can help enrich your theatrical experience.
Next season will be jam-packed with new guides for Cinderella, Shakespeare Abridged, A Year with Frog and Toad, Farndale…, Othello, Sense and Sensibility, The Odyssey, Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, and Titus Andronicus. Stay tuned for those!
Until then, check out what we have for Charlotte’s Web! There’s a synopsis, vocabulary lists, theatre etiquette tips, facts about spiders, and a persuasion map to help with essay writing. Hooray!
Love and Shakespeare,
Marketing Intern, Orlando Shakespeare Theater