2020 marked the Shakespeare Schools’ Festival South Africa’s 10th anniversary. This remarkable milestone had to be re-imagined for the remainder of 2020 in the light of the restrictions and theatre closures due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. By applying careful consideration and maintaining close and open communication with educators and [...]
The “my shakespeare” workshop was held at the Baxter Theatre from 11-12 May 2019. The aim was not purely to help teachers improve their learners’ marks; nor was it a talkshop about Shakespeare’s place in the school curriculum. Like the Shakespeare Schools Festival, "my shakespeare" focused on arts education [...]
The anniversary of William Shakespeare's death carried with it a particular resonance for KwaZulu-Natal ex-political prisoner, Surinarayan Kala Venkatrathnam. Venkatrathnam expressed how having access to a copy of the playwright’s works helped him through the dark days of his incarceration on Robben Island. As part of a year-long commemoration [...]
The focus was to assist in the development of critical thinking and examination skills by engaging trained educators with expertise in theatre, film and television. Lessons were presented primarily in English as well as being interpreted in South African Sign Language by the skilled sign language practitioners from Jazz [...]
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