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Actors Shakespeare

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  • For the past 5 years, selected students have been participating in the Actors Shakespeare program.   Currently the program is led by Terry McSweeny, an actor from NJCU Actors Shakespeare Group.  In addition Professor  Christopher Shamburg from NJCU has been volunteering time each week, teaching our students ways to incorporate technology into the program.

    Each year the students focus on learning about one specific play written by William Shakespeare.  Students in the program meet each week for 1 hour and 30 minutes.  During the course of the year the students learn the story of the play they are performing and about the characters.  At the end of the year the students put on a modified version of one of Shakespeare’s plays.  This year the students will perform a Winters Tale. 

    This program gives the students an opportunity to learn the steps involved in putting on a play from start to finish.  It facilitates reading, comprehension, speech pronunciation, vocabulary development, breathing control and volume control.  In addition it works on building their self confidence.   The students, faculty, and staff look forward to this year’s performance and the continued success of the program.