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Dr. Norm Schroder

ABC’s of Speaking Shakespeare

A brief overview of Shakespeare’s language structures for actors and directors.

It’s all Greek to Me!

Learn about how many of our theatrical practices and terms come to us from Ancient Greece.


Three riots over the language, content, and acting styles of plays led to mayhem, destruction, and death.

State Standards

These presentations meet the following state education standards for high school students:


Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

TH:Cr2-III Develop and synthesize original ideas in a drama/theatre work utilizing critical analysis, historical and cultural context, research, and western or nonwestern theatre traditions.


Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

TH:Pr5.1.III Use and justify a collection of acting exercises from reliable resources to prepare a believable and sustainable performance.


Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.

TH: Re7.1.-III Use historical and cultural context to structure and justify personal responses to a drama/theatre work.


Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

TH:Re8.1.III Use new understandings of cultures and contexts to shape personal responses to drama/theatre work.


Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

TH:Re9.1.III Research and synthesize cultural and historical information related to a drama/theatre work to support or evaluate artistic choices.