Delaware Shakespeare Festival

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival performs a different play in Rockland Park each summer. Before the show, two actors from the production offer insight into the background and historical context of the evening’s play and allow time for a question and answer session with the audience. Members of Delaware Shakespeare’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch prior to show time and wandering bards engage groups with Shakespeare’s work through sonnets and interactive games. Over the course of the year, Delaware Shakespeare also hosts a limited number of evening shows, such as “Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends,” featuring Shakespeare readings at different local venues.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Festival performances take place during the summer, generally on weekend evenings. The production is lawn seating, so guests are expected to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for the group ticket rate. Guests are welcome to picnic during pre-show entertainment, which includes a show orientation, a comedy pre-show, and Shakespearean-themed arts and crafts at a Children’s Activity Tent. Performances can be used toward scout badges in the performing arts.

supports scout badges in:
Performing arts, Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Literature, Performing arts, Shakespeare, Theater.

contact info
Phone: 302-415-3373
Email: info@delshakes.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available, Outdoor seating, Food, Snacks. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD.

Theater Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and even propaganda. Theater began in 500 B.C. in Greece. Today, Broadway shows alone sell over $1 billion worth in tickets and support 85,000 jobs – everyone from the playwright, to the sound technician, to the set designer. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play. Ask if the show offers Q&A or behind the scene opportunities.

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Delaware Shakespeare Festival

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival performs a different play in Rockland Park each summer. Before the show, two actors from the production offer insight into the background and historical context of the evening’s play and allow time for a question and answer session with the audience. Members of Delaware Shakespeare’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch prior to show time and wandering bards engage groups with Shakespeare’s work through sonnets and interactive games. Over the course of the year, Delaware Shakespeare also hosts a limited number of evening shows, such as “Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends,” featuring Shakespeare readings at different local venues.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups who homeschool in the summer can enjoy Delaware Shakespeare Festival performances. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for the group ticket rate. The production is lawn seating, so guests are expected to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Guests are welcome to picnic during pre-show entertainment, which includes a show orientation, a comedy pre-show, and Shakespearean-themed arts and crafts at a Children’s Activity Tent.

supports classroom learning in:
Language arts, Performing arts.

topics covered:
History, Literature, Performing arts, Shakespeare, Theater.

contact info
Phone: 302-415-3373
Email: info@delshakes.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available, Outdoor seating, Food, Snacks. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD.

Theater Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and even propaganda. Theater began in 500 B.C. in Greece. Today, Broadway shows alone sell over $1 billion worth in tickets and support 85,000 jobs – everyone from the playwright, to the sound technician, to the set designer. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play. Ask if the show offers Q&A or behind the scene opportunities.

View Lesson Plan>>

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