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2013 A Winter's Tale Teacher's Guide

2013 A Winter's Tale Teacher's Guide

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2013 A Winter's Tale Teacher's Guide
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PREP YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE SHOW–
Book your pre- or post-show classroom workshop!Contact the Artistic Learning Coordinator at510.548.3422 x133 for more info.
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Jonathan MosconeArtistic DirectorSusie FalkManaging DirectorClive WorsleyDirector of ArtisticLearning
Pictured: Omozé Idehenre, who plays Hermione in Cal Shakes’production of
A Winter’s Tale;
photo by Jeff Singer.
 
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1. Cal Shakes Overview
Cal Shakes’ Mission, Funders, and Partners ......................................3Artistic Learning Programs at Cal Shakes ..........................................4
2.
 A Winter’s Tale
Overview
A Note to Teachers ........................................................................6Plot Summary ...............................................................................7Fun Facts about
 A Winter’s Tale
......................................................8Who’s Who–The Actors & Characters ...............................................9Who’s Who–The Characters ............................................................10Character Map ..............................................................................11Seeing the Play: Before and After ....................................................12Shakespeare’s Language .................................................................13
3.
 A Winter’s Tale:
“Water Wears Away Stone”
Storytelling As Healing ...................................................................15Shakespeare’s “Romances” .............................................................17Hermione and Leontes: Water vs. Stone ...........................................18Festivals .......................................................................................20
4. Behind the Scenes: Elizabethan Times
William Shakespeare: A Mysterious Life ...........................................23The Language of Flowers ................................................................25
5. Resources 
 A Winter’s Tale
on Film ..................................................................27
 
The Internet ..................................................................................28
 
Books...........................................................................................29
6. Classroom Activity Guide
Cal Shakes’ Mission, Funders, and Partners ......................................31Social Networking Character Study: “Shakesbook” .............................32BoMEMEia: Make Your Own Meme .................................................37Dear Me in 16 Years ......................................................................38Dear Diary ....................................................................................39Shakespeare’s Runway ...................................................................41“Brush Up Your Shakespeare” Reference Sheet .................................48Cal Shakes Critique: Elementary and Middle School ..........................49Cal Shakes Critique: Middle and High School ....................................51
Editor:
TrishTillman
Contributors:
Tommy Statler, Jacinta Sutphin, Megan Wicks, Miriam Salameh
Copy Editors:
Stefanie Kalem
Layout & Graphics:
Callie Cullum and Sarah Soward
IN THIS GUIDE:
GUIDE CREDITS
 
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OUR MISSION
We strive for everyone, regardless of age, circumstance, or background, to discover and express therelevance of Shakespeare and the classics in their lives by:
•MakingboldlyimaginedanddeeplyentertaininginterpretationsofShakespeareandtheclassics;•Providingin-depth,far-reaching,creativeeducationalopportunitiesfordiverseyouth;
Developing new models that expand who participates in making theater, how they participate,and why.
 
California Shakespeare Theater701 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710510.548.3422
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www.calshakes.org
OUR FUNDERS AND SPONSORS
Artistic Learning programs are supported by generous contributions the numerous donors to ourannual Gala Make-a-Difference Fund and the following foundation and corporate sponsors: DaleFamily Fund, Dodge & Cox, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The Williamand Flora Hewlett Foundation, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, Thomas J. Long Foundation,MCJ Amelior Foundation, Morris Stulsaft Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts/ ArtsMidwest:
Shakespeare for a New Generation
, RHE Foundation, The Safeway Foundation, and theWells Fargo Foundation.
The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership withArts Midwest presents
Shakespeare for a New Generation
.California Shakespeare Theater is one of 42 professionaltheater companies selected to participate in
Shakespearefor a New Generation
,bringingthenestproductions
of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students incommunities across the United States. This is the 11th yearof
Shakespeare for a New Generation
, the largest tour ofShakespeare in American history.
PRESENTING PARTNERSSEASON PARTNERSSTUDENT DISCOVERY UNDERWRITERSSEASON UNDERWRITERS

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