Episode 199: Shakespeare in the rough Have you ever thought about performing outside with your students? What’s it like to rehearse and perform Shakespeare outside? In this episode we talk to Hilo Community Players about their Kids Shakes production. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Show Notes * Mmmbeth * Theatrefolk Shakespeare category Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price. Hello! I hope you're well. Thanks for listening! This is Episode 199 and you can find any links to this episode in the show notes which are at Theatrefolk.com/episode199. So, we are talking about a couple of things today. First, Shakespeare. Two, environment. Oh, you like how I messed that up? First, two? Ah, I know some of you were probably paying attention. “Why did you say ‘first, two’?” Okay, okay, okay. First, Shakespeare. Second, environment. You got it. I know you got it. We’re all in this together, right? Right. When I’m talking about environment, I’m talking about, where is it that Shakespeare is performed? Have you ever thought of performing outside with your students? Your first reaction would be, could be, “No!” But hang on. What happens when you take away four walls and you have to deal with the elements and people who might just wander through? You might say, “Lindsay, you’re not selling it!” However, we’re going to talk today to some folks who love the experience. They love working with students and performing outside. We’re talking to some folks from a community theatre in Hawaii who put a Kids’ Shakespeare production every summer – outside. Just a note here before we continue on. There is a gaggle of us today – three in Hawaii and me. Things might get a little crowded. But, again, we’re going to deal with it, right? Ah, I knew you would. I knew you would.