“Brilliant! So much fun and the kids were totally engaged for the whole show. Loved it!
-Jess Inglis, Kerang.
The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company offers both Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth for secondary school students in Victoria as well as our 'Intro To Shakespeare' show, designed to help students and teachers who are meeting The Bard for the first time.
Please do not expect truncated, fifty-five minute versions of the plays. Our performances emphasize elements of the plays that de-mystify Shakespeare. We bring the language, characters, themes and humour closer to the students. A scene from the selected play conveyed more traditionally may be followed by a parallel scenario that projects Shakespeare into a modern setting. Scenes may be delivered from the mind-set of current-day figures familiar to students.
Our intention is to motivate, educate and create a connection with students. We present linking commentary between scenes, explain and analyze where appropriate, highlight significant social and historical context. Each presentation includes a rapid-fire, five-minute, absorbing summation of the plot. Time us!
Our techniques seek to engage the audience. Students are creatively involved in the presentation. A Q & A session with the actors follows each performance. In order that teachers may closely integrate this Shakespearean experience with class-work, The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company provides on-line class activities, questions and reflections that may be down-loaded to provide the focus for further study.
The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company is passionate in presenting performances that act as pathways for student understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare.
Each incursion has a minimum fee of $950.00 inc. G.S.T, for up to 100 students.
If a single session has over 100 students an additional cost of $9.50 per additional student applies
To help schools to continue to be able to offer an exciting and engaging experience to students studying Shakespeare and his works, The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company now offers an online option.
For the remainder of 2020 schools will be able to have The Flying Bookworm Theatre Company perform select scenes from 'Romeo & Juliet' or 'Macbeth' via an online session.
Our 'Shakespeare Without Tears: Webinar' offers teachers and students a unique opportunity to see key scenes performed, and have an in-depth discussion with two of our actors, as well as the director of our Shakespeare Without Tears shows.
Each webinar can be performed for individual classes, and scheduled to fit in with your timetable.
Each session is run by our dedicated Flying Bookworm tech operator, so teachers do not need to set up, or control any part of the online session, giving them the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the performance and discussion.
You can find all the information about this new option in the programme above. And if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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Hello teachers! We miss performing for you and your students very much!
We are currently working through rescheduling all bookings that have been affected by the current lockdown into Term 4. If you have a booking that has been affected by the lockdown we will be in touch soon. Alternatively if you would like to contact us via phone or email we will be here in the office and we'd love to hear from you.
We'll see you soon!