Reconstruction
class bundle
Black Shakespeare
(14 - 17 years old)
Course created by: Folger Shakespeare Library & Reconstruction
Creative
Reading
Poetry & Spoken Word
$100.00
per class (10 sessions)
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Bundles are collections of classes. Class bundles are designed to deepen learning on a variety of topics. At Reconstruction there are two types of bundles for you to experience.
1.Bundles of classes that can be taken in a specific order to build learning from one class to another
2.Bundles of classes that can be taken in any order you choose. Take one class after another based on your interests to deepen learning
What’s Being Taught in this class bundle?
Developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library, this course delves into the intersection between African-American life and Shakespeare, from stage productions to personal and academic encounters with the texts. Students will examine some of the many ways that Black Americans have encountered, responded to, taken ownership of, and sometimes turned away from Shakespeare's words.
Classes in this Bundle
These classes can be taken in any order
The Colonizer - Who, Why, and Resist (Black Shakespeare)
(14 - 17 yrs)
Enrollment Available
Othello (Black Shakespeare)
(14 - 17 yrs)
Pre-Registration Available
Merchant of Venice (Black Shakespeare)
(14 - 17 yrs)
Pre-Registration Available
Macbeth (Black Shakespeare)
(14 - 17 yrs)
Pre-Registration Available
The Colonizer - Who, Why, and Resist (Black Shakespeare)
About this class
Anchored by the text of The Tempest, students will begin by exploring travel narratives from the 16th and 17th centuries to get a sense of that world view, and to drill down into whose view? Whose stories were printed and distributed? Who got to define “cannibals and monsters”? Diving into The Tempest-- Shakespeare’s last play and the one he wrote with available information about Jamestown and other parts of the “New World”—will take students right through examination of the master/slave relationship, colonizers and the colonized, and education as the ultimate resistance. Generative discussion questions and both early and contemporary images and maps will bring the history to life. Students will work directly with text, using the highly successful (and interactive)(and loud) Folger Method. They will have a chance to meet the African American scholar-teacher teams who created the unit. We want students to be surprised, to take a deep dive into a world in which they have a place, to own The Tempest, and to feel a newly informed and ignited confidence about new ways to look at these issues and at this play (and all Shakespeare plays).
Oct 17 - Nov 16
Mondays7:00pm - 7:45pm, 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Wednesdays7:00pm - 7:45pm, 8:00pm - 8:45pm
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Oct 18 - Nov 17
Tuesdays9:00pm - 9:45pm, 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Thursdays10:00pm - 10:45pm, 9:00pm - 9:45pm
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Oct 19 - Nov 18
Wednesdays1:00am - 1:45am, 2:00am - 2:45am
Fridays1:00am - 1:45am, 2:00am - 2:45am
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