About Shakespearean Drama Classes
Yes! Shakespeare can be fun! His plays were meant to be performed, not just studied in the classroom. Come join master teacher May Fung’s class and you will be able to fulfill a high school requirement while making friends with a group of passionately creative homeschoolers.
Mrs. Fung has taught this class for more than ten years and has tackled many of Shakespeare’s prominent works. Some examples – students have perfected their comedic chops in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, brought tears to audience members’ eyes in Richard III, and won awards for stage combat scenes in As You Like It. Throughout the year, Mrs. Fung will cover a gamut of theatre skills, including acting technique, choral recitation, and play analysis with an emphasis on Shakespeare’s texts. The class will culminate in an intense rehearsal process and performance of one Shakespeare play. All class members will have the chance to participate in one of the Shakespeare festivals held in the state of New Jersey based on the Folger Shakespeare Library model.
Classes are suitable for students in grades 9-12 and mature students in grades 7 and 8. Around 30-32 two-hour classes will be held once per week from September each year to mid-May the following year. Student commitment is expected for the whole year.
Please note since the summer of 2016, Mrs. Fung no longer offers homeschool classes, and she is currently teaching at The Wilberforce School in Princeton of New Jersey. Visit their site at wilberforceschool.org
If you are seeking to form a homeschool class and would like to invite Mrs. Fung to teach or consult, please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.