The Shakespeare Sideshow
- Shakespeare show (suitable for all secondary levels)
- 50–55 minutes
This Shakespeare performance is as carnival as it is classical
Drawing on the circus energy of a travelling sideshow, this bold and bizarre treatment of Shakespeare will have students understanding new possibilities for really enjoying his work.
We can tailor the show for your needs depending on which play your students are studying or about to study.
We can feature scenes from The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night or Julius Caesar as well as comic scenes from The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more.
The Shakespeare Sideshow also includes the often hilarious responses of other writers to Shakespeare plays and poems.
The actors of Loose Canon are able to give students the experience and understanding that can only be obtained from seeing drama in performance.
Questions of meaning, character and atmosphere are answered for students in a way that reading the plays can never do.
One of the primary aims of the The Shakespeare Sideshow is to encourage students to treat the work of Shakespeare with less fear and reverence and enjoy the plays in whatever way they choose
For those students who have just begun their Shakespearean studies it is a articularly invigorating introduction.