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Making Sense of Shakespeare

If you've ever felt stumped by a sonnet, or puzzled by prose: never fear! Dr. ShakesClear is here!

This inventive workshop will exemplify and introduce the helpful tools of investigation used by theatre professionals and Shakespeare scholars alike to understand just where the world's most famous playwright was coming from. By engaging our curious minds with on-our-feet learning exercises, scene study, and performance, we will readily uncover his motives, meanings, and puns, as well as the way his work was originally produced during the 16th–17th centuries. It will be a delightful introduction or an enlivening continued education on the language gymnastics of William Shakespeare in a supportive environment. All levels of theatre enthusiast are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For ages 12–17!

About the Instructor

Genevieve Breitbach is thrilled to bring her expansive love of theatre and FUN to CCftA! A recent Midwestern expat, she has previously enjoyed teaching theater with the Lake Country Playhouse Academy (Hartland, WI) and Hope Academy (Decatur, IL). Her license to “thrill”—a BFA in Acting from Millikin University—has given her a strong variety of skills to help bring creative awareness and lively learning through theatrical collaboration. She enthusiastically looks forward to helping you enhance your natural theatricality at CCftA!

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at