MONMOUTH — This summer, Theater at Monmouth offers third-through-eighth-grade students the opportunity to dive into the world of William Shakespeare. From July 31 – Aug. 18 students can transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice and movement, unravel Shakespeare’s plays as text detectives, and perform for friends and family onstage at Theater at Monmouth. Choose from three, one-week sessions Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Each session culminates with a sharing for friends and family.

 Students in grades 3 – 5, or “Groundlings,” will be introduced to Shakespeare’s stories through a variety of theater games, art projects and creative play. Three sessions are offered for Groundlings. Session A, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from July 31 – Aug. 4; Session B, “Romeo and Juliet” from Aug. 7 – 11; and Session C, “Twelfth Night,” from Aug. 14 – 18.

 For older students in grades six through eight, the “Young Company,” TAM will guide students to become an ensemble so they can collaboratively perform a Shakespeare play. Participants will investigate how Shakespeare directs actor choices through the text, learn to create unique characters, and explore the art of unarmed stage combat. Three sessions are offered for Young Company. Session D, “As You Like It,” from July 31 – Aug. 4; Session E, “The Tempest,” from Aug. 7 – 11; and Session F, “The Comedy of Errors” from Aug.14 – 18.

 Tuition for each session is $225 with a $25 discount for registering for multiple sessions or siblings. Scholarships are available. For more information, visitthateratmonmouth.org/education/campshakes. Register online or by calling the Box Office at 207.933.9999


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