English in Action: The English-Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition 2018-2019

Shakespeare's Globe Education: The Rhetoric of Power and Persuasion

Attend this PD on performance-based education led by Colin Hurley of Shakespeare's Globe and hosted by English in Action.

Thursday, December 14, 8:45am-12:00pm
English in Action
144 East 39th St. (between Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave.)

 Teaching Shakespeare through THematic Focus

This workshop is designed for middle and high school teachers to explore the theme of Power and Persuasion in Shakespeare's texts. 

Participants will focus on: 

  • Exploration of the impact of Shakespeare's language in action
  • Analysis of verse, prose, and the power of rhetoric 
  • Discovering language, character, and setting
Appropriate for teachers of all levels.  You will receive copies of all materials for use in your classroom and certificate verifying completion of three hours of professional development.  

This workshop is a perfect introduction to TLab's three-week summer program at Shakespeare's Globe:  Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance.  Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of qualified teachers in the New York area.  Come to this event to learn more about the ESU's summer programs for teachers!

Meet the Practitioner:  COlin Hurley

Colin has extensive experience working with US teachers, and is currently starring on Broadway in Farinelli and the King.

Theater credits include:  Dream Play (Baz Productions); The Tempest (Norwich & Norfolk Festival); Farinelli and the King (Shakespeare's Globe); Twelfth Night & Richard III (New York, West End & Shakespeare's Globe); Anne Boleyn (UK Tour & Shakespeare's Globe); One Snowy Night (UK Tour); All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare's Globe); Hamlet & The Seagull (The Factory); Henry VIII (Shakespeare's Globe); Boiling Frogs (The Factory); 50/50 (The Factory & Hampstead Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe); Equus (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour); Hamlet (The Factory); I Am Shakespeare (Chichester Festival Theatre & UK Tour); In Extremis (Shakespeare's Globe); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe); Measure for Measure (US Tour); Troilus & Cressida & The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare's Globe); Here's What I Did With My Body (The Pleasance); The Woman in Black (The Fortune Theatre)


Registration requires a $50 fee.  Breakfast will be provided.  Limited space available:  register today!