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Shakespeare Teacher Intensives, a partnership between the ESU and the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library, are two-day, low-cost, non-residential institutes for teachers.  Using the Folger's smart materials and easily adapted methods, the Institutes teach performance-based approaches to Shakespeare.


2014 Shakespeare Teacher Intensive: Romeo and Juliet

(Formerly Shakespeare Set Free Institutes)


June 9 & 10, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Registration Fee:
$100* (includes tuition and materials)
Note:  After May 26th, the fee increases to $125. 

Registration Deadline:
May 26, 2014

Instructors for the 2014 Program

  • Julia Perlowski has been Director of Theatre Programs at Pompano Beach High School for the past decade. During this time, she has directed two shows a year (one of which is a Shakespearian work) and has taught all levels of theatre from grades 9-12.  Julia has also had the privilege of teaching reading and English classes where she employs all aspects of theatre in the reading process.  In addition to her school duties, Julia is a member of the National Teacher Corps for Folger Education, a consultant for the South Florida Writing Project, educational advisor for Edward4Education (a St. Lucian-based educational non-profit organization) and a member of the leader network for the American Alliance for Theatre Educators.  Julia conducts literacy workshops at home and abroad in such distant places as Sweden, India, Poland and the Caribbean.   She presents annually at the National Council Teachers of English Conference.  Among Julia's awards are:  Teaching Shakespeare Institute, Folger Library (2006); Teaching Excellence Award, US State Department (2010);  Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance, Shakespeare's Globe, London (2011)/ESU British Universities Summer School Scholarship; Sontag Prize in Urban Education (2010-Present) and the Reba R. Robinson Award from the Children's Theatre Foundation. Given biennially this prize recognizes a secondary school teacher for outstanding achievement in, and commitment to, teen theatre.
  • Additional Performance Faculty to be announced.


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