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PROGRAMS SHAKESPEARE MADE SIMPLE
Our Shakespeare Made Simple program has been highly successful with both teachers and children, serving over 10,000 middle and high school students since 1991. NPT's singular approach to teaching and performing Shakespeare is grounded in the text and delivered in a highly active and interactive style. Our focus on the text—and clues embedded in the structure and sounds—rather than the plots, give teachers and students the tools to understand and USE the power of the spoken word, in all aspects of their lives. Comprehensive Classroom packets are provided for ALL events which include a synopsis, study guide, vocabulary exercises, follow-up questions and information on Elizabethan acting conventions.
To see an example of the material covered in our Shakespeare Made Simple program, feel free to download a FREE copy of Our Guide to Shakespeare's Verse!
SHAKESPEARE BOOTCAMP FOR DIRECTORS AND EDUCATORS NOW OFFERING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT THROUGH THE NYC DEPT. OF EDUCATION!
Motley, Mad and Marriage-Minded: A Shakespeare Vaudeville
THERE'S NO ESCAPING WHEN NPT ACTORS ENTER THE AUDIENCE IN THIS PHOTO FROM SHAKESPEARE'S FOOLS!
Shakespeare's Fools, Leading Ladies, Villains
Kids Speak Shakespeare
“The Play's The Thing”
“Two Hour's Traffic”
All the World's A Stage
What Educators are Saying About Shakespeare Made Simple
“This was Fabulous! It was all wonderful. The actors were excellent performers.” M. Linden, IS 143
“I thought the Macbeth production was superb. My students thanked me!” M. Chernofsky, W.C. Bryant High School
The multi-cultural staff of actors is quite important to youngsters. NPT involves the audience and closely interacts with the kids. They never lose interest. Karen Fogler, Hunter College Elementary School
“Excellent performance and the students were able to fully understand characters & plot.” D. DiMatteo, JHS 185
“New Perspectives was flawlessly entertaining. We experienced highly professional performances in an intimate, “hands-on” setting, which allowed my kids to feel some ownership of the Shakespearean text. You went a long way in taking the fear out of Shakespeare for my students. These inner-city, South Bronx “thugs” left the theatre quoting Lady Anne from Richard III! I’m grateful for any opportunity to see them recognize their own humanity and intellect—New Perspectives brought that out.” E. Wylie, Wings Academy
“We were deeply moved by your show. The best, most riveting performance for a school audience that I have ever seen!” B. Rosenzweig, Auxiliary Services to High Schools
“This is one of the most worthwhile and rewarding programs offered. It is a pleasure to attend each performance.” C. Golden, IS318
“Your presentation was age-appropriate and engaging. You included an informality into your performance that my students were led to expect, based upon their studies of the Globe Theatre and theatre ambiance of the period.”
Mr. Horan, Whitney Young Academy
“The students were enthralled. Now they are dying to read Taming of the Shrew.” M. Azzarone, IS 187
“The inclusion of the audience was the best part. The students loved it.” M. Vidal, IS 318
“This was a great introduction to theatre for the students. The introduction of each scene, excellent performances, post-performance discussion and the ability of the actors to relate to the wide age range of students were wonderful. P. Presutti, Executive Internship Program
For more information about our Shakespeare Made Simple program, please feel free to contact us.