All the World's a Stage – Shakespeare for Kids

October 25, 2017 | Sheilah

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As the days get shorter, now is the perfect time to sign your children up for a little dramatic action!

Are your kids outgoing? Then the Shakespeare for Kids Library Drama Club is for them!  Perhaps they are a bit shy and need drawing out. Then this two-hour program is perfect for them as well.

Once a week for six consecutive weeks, actors and educators from Shakespeare In Action Theatre Company coach kids in playing theatre games centered around plays such as Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, the Tempest and others. They will create and act in scenes from Shakespeare's plays, developing play-reading skills as they do so. The program accepts children who are between 7 – 12.

Shakespeare for Kids Library Drama Club is free thanks to the generous support of TD Bank Financial Group.

The Fall session starts on Nov. 4 and there are still spots available in some of the six branches.  Registration in person is required.

Morning programs (10:00 – 12:00)

Runnymede  416-393-7697

Mount Pleasant  416-393- 7737

York Woods  416-395-5980

Cedarbrae 416-396-8850

Afternoon programs (2:00 – 4:00)

Highland Creek  416-396-8876

McGregor Park   416-396-8935

And while you are waiting for the program to begin, you and your child can get in some advance reading.

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