About This Program
Clowning Around with Shakespeare
Assembly / Performance
This production opens with a Shakespearean clown performing a series of funny Shakespearean monologues to prepare for his audition for the newly-crowned King James I in 1603. Students are invited to join in the action as minor characters. Clowning Around with Shakespeare is a fun introduction to Shakespeare and his timeless work.
Sample Common Core connection
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
"Tim used humor to educate the students on the history of Shakespeare."
Jessica, Music Teacher, Rippling Woods Elementary
"He had the children eager to participate in the play. Almost every student had their hands up during the performance--excited to join in the play.”
Shelley, PTA, The Tome School