ImprovEd Shakespeare Players

The various Players who perform with ImprovEd Shakespeare.

Meet the Players – ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in ImprovEd Shakespeare Players, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Meet the Players – ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Performed by a cast of 8-14 year old adolescents, ImprovEd Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing focuses on the story. Who are these characters? How are they connected? What is going on? Join the Players as they introduce (and comment on) the plot as the story unfolds. Performances: November 14-15, 2015 in Austin, TX. VERGES | Dogberry’s side-kick and support. The real brains behind the operations? DON JOHN | Wants his rightful place in the world and will do anything to get it. CLAUDIO | Quick to love, quick to hate. BENEDICK | Witty, cheerful, independent – a Renaissance...

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Meet the Flipboard Crew!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in ImprovEd Shakespeare Players, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Meet the Flipboard Crew!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hidden on the Internet are five amazing students who have dedicated hours and days to find the most fantabulous Renaissance information for kids. They have written and compiled facts upon facts; articles upon articles. Meet the crew and subscribe to ImprovEd Shakespeare’s All the World’s an Article Flipboard magazine.   Countess Olivia is a 13-year old girl living in Austin, TX. In her free time, she is usually reading, doing crafts or writing books, poetry and plays. She likes mixed martial arts and can pin a kid down in five seconds flat. Like a true...

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Coming up this November

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in ImprovEd Shakespeare Players, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare for Kids by Kids, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Coming up this November

ImprovEd Shakespeare’s King Henry IV (Part 1)   | 5 performances, 5 venues | About an hour | FREE | Frustrated with your parents? So was Prince Hal. Only his dad was King. Join our troupe of youth players as they share the story of Harry before he became Henry V. As Falstaff says, it’s time to “Play out the play.” Filled with breathless stage fights, clown-like antics and one irate kid. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare.   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 at 2:00pm Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas 78701 With the support of Austin Public Libraries. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 at...

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Kids Play Shakespeare: An Interview with Orlando from As You Like It

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in ImprovEd Shakespeare Players, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Kids Play Shakespeare: An Interview with Orlando from As You Like It

  Kids Play Shakespeare: Interview Orlando and Touchstone, two of the kid Players in ImprovEd Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” sit down for a chat. Touchstone: “So, Orlando, do you have a couple of minutes to tell us about your acting experience?” Orlando: “Yes, I have a few minutes.  What are the questions?” Touchstone: “What is your favorite character that you’ve ever played?” Orlando: “Dang, they’re all so fun,  it’s hard to pick a favorite character, but if I had to pick… I would say Petruchio....

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Kids Play Shakespeare: An Interview with Hamlet

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in ImprovEd Shakespeare Players, Shakespeare Education, Shakespeare Resources | 0 comments

Kids Play Shakespeare: An Interview with Hamlet

A Girl Named Hamlet I managed to catch up with one of the ImprovEd Shakespeare Players this past weekend. Perched on her couch, I had a great view of pigeons while we discussed life, Hamlet and… pigeons. Shakespeare: There’s a line in the play, “You can’t play Hamlet, you’re a girl!” How do you feel about the lack of female roles in Shakespeare’s plays? Hamlet: I think there should be way more. Well, sure, girls weren’t allowed on stage back then, but nowadays there are so many more girl actors than boy actors. And we girls don’t want to...

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