The Senior Shakespeare Corps
Each session of the Senior Corps culminates in a performance project adapted from Shakespearean text, giving the students the opportunity to employ the skills which they have developed in classwork. These projects may take the form of a collection of scenes or a condensed version of a single play. Past projects have included selections from: Henry V, Pericles, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, Henry VI Part 3, King Lear, Coriolanus, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.
A typical Senior Corps performance runs about 30-40 minutes. Corps members frequently play multiple roles or share a role with other students. Simple costumes, props and scenery are used to enhance the storytelling.
The performance date is the final Saturday of each Senior Corps session. Most sessions will hold two performances, at 12:00 noon and 2:00pm, at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts on the Drew University campus. These performances are free and open, on a general admission basis, to friends, family, and members of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey community.