Edlin School is proud to announce its partnership with The Shakespeare Theatre Company in bringing our middle school students a unique and exceptional learning opportunity- a Shakespeare Student Residency. For the first time ever, Shakespeare Theatre Company is offering an 8-week program, designed to provide students with the opportunity to help transform the future of the classics in theater. We are honored to be selected to participate in this inaugural program, which pairs experts in Shakespeare with the classical education for which Edlin is known. Over the course of two months, our middle-school students will unpack Shakespeare’s plays and rebuild them in a way that incorporates student perspectives—all while exploring themes and characters, acting and language, and design and performance.
With the guidance of Ms. Fowler, Ms. Mize, and a STC Teaching Artist, students will explore the question, “In its many forms and expressions, what does love look like today?” Students will examine three plays that feature different representations of love—a romantic comedy (Much Ado About Nothing), the most famous love story of all time (Romeo and Juliet), and love as a tool that fuels ambition and political gain (Richard III). In the first half of the program, students will explore acting, language, and design. In the second half, students will select one play for focused study and will dive deeper into its plot and themes. This special residency culminates in a unique opportunity for students to showcase what they’ve learned on Shakespeare Theatre Company’s stage in Washington D.C.!