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Friday, February 10 • 13:00 - 15:00
Swords and Shakespeare

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Sometimes it takes a bit of a “tag” to interest students in Shakespeare. This workshop combines the art of swordplay with the words of the Bard. Learn the basic moves, with safety, then how to choreograph those moves into a scene from Macbeth or Hamlet. Not to be confused with fencing, swordplay is just that…play. Good for Theatre History or a Film Study unit, students will be able to create scenes with swordplay, while analyzing TV shows and movies that use the craft. The unit also subtly focuses on preventing violence in the ‘real’ world.

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P Gail Whiteford

A drama teacher for 35 years, in Australia and Calgary Gail taught Drama Education at U of C for six years, while still teaching workshops at schools in Alberta and British Columbia. Gail has presented sessions at conventions all around Alberta. She has written 2 books on the subject... Read More →

Friday February 10, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Chairperson Lisa Hutchison - Elk Island Public #28
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English