Shakespeare Camp for high school students set for June 12-18

By Meredith Sell Published: May 06, 2016

William Shakespeare

Registration is open for Taylor University’s first Shakespeare Camp led by Taylor faculty and students for high school students (entering grades 9-12 this fall). Shakespeare: Page to Stage will take place on campus, June 12-18.

Throughout the week, campers will work in small groups to rehearse and present a scene from one of Shakespeare’s works. Taylor theatre and literature students will mentor campers and guide them through workshops, text and scene work, and rehearsals. The week will wrap up with a Friday night award banquet and Saturday final performance of the camper groups’ scenes.

The cost to attend, $210, includes room and board, meals, Shakespeare camp shirt, and all of the week’s activities and speakers.

The camp is directed by Tracy Manning, Artistic Director of Taylor Theatre, and Dr. Joe Ricke, Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends.

Manning teaches Shakespeare from the performance perspective. Her ongoing scholarship is informed by performance attendance, criticism and analysis. She has directed Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Comedy of Errors, and this spring’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Ricke has done post-graduate work on Shakespeare at Columbia University, the American Shakespeare Center, and Shakespeare’s Globe in London (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities). He has directed As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, and Loves Labours Lost.

Campers’ parents may attend the Friday night banquet (ticket required), opening night performance, and final presentation.

Register online. Please contact the theatre office with any questions: 765.998.5289, jdkirkwood@tayloru.edu