Acting, Creative Play and More - Middle School Shakespeare

Cynde Liffick, Bard Unbound
Rising 5th – Rising 8th Graders
July 8 – 12 • 1 – 4 p.m.
Bring a filled water bottle from home each day.
Start with a phrase and end with performing an entire play. Students will have fun with the language, learn some facts about Shakespeare and the Elizabethan era, get to know the characters and learn a bit about the Bard. The play utilized in this camp is Shakespeare’s comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. There are a lot of questions to be answered in this play including: What is a shrew and what does it have to do with the play? The answers to these questions and many more will be answered throughout the week.
Within the process of learning and rehearsing an abbreviated Shakespeare play, students will work on personal and interpersonal skills including focus, compassion, imagination, patience, problemsolving and collaboration. They will also work on basic dramatic skills such as enunciation, focus, cooperation, vocal projection, language skills and acting. Finally, it gives students a leg up for deeper immersion into Shakespeare in the future!
Cynde Liffick, co-founder of Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall, is in her 20th year as a Shakespeare instructor, director and performer. Her present company, Bard Unbound, takes Shakespeare off the page and off the stage through Virginia.
For more information, contact Cynde Liffick at