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Shakespeare in Europe  

William Shakespeare's plays are 'chained' with many locations in Europe. In this course we will (1) experience a selection of plays via performing parts of them and (2) pay attention to the background and context of these plays. This way the plays will open a window to Shakespeare's own time and to the places/times in which he makes them take place.



The main methodological form will be drama/theatre. We will play part(s) of the plays, partly in our own (re)writing of texts. Embedded in this methodology we will pay attention to the following aspects:

  • How to organise/create a play/drama/theatre?
  • Drama as an educational tool: what happens in a group when they prepare a performance/perform (together)?
  • Drama as the best form of CLIL (content language integrated learning)


At the same time the course will offer video training, using tablets and mobile phones. Performances will be filmed by the not-performing participants.

  • In advance an on-line video course will be offered, using parts of the Vimeo video school.
  • Video editing training will offered, using Pinnacle and iMovie (optional)
  • For advanced editors: on-line instruction/support Final Cut pro X can be offered afterwards (optional)

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