RED BANK, NJ - Thirty-five high school English and drama teachers from Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties will congregate at Two River Theater in Red Bank on March 1, 2016, for a full-day (9-5) workshop in teaching Shakespeare.

The “Teaching Shakespeare Workshop,” a partnership between The English-Speaking Union and the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, gives teachers the tools they need to bring Shakespeare to life in their classrooms. The workshop will be led by an expert from the Folger National Teacher Corps and will focus on the Folger Four (scholarship, performance, curriculum, and assessment).

At the end of the day, teachers will take with them, not only an enriched enthusiasm for teaching Shakespeare, but also a set of materials containing cutting edge pedagogy, activities, lesson plans, access to videos and audio clips, and essays and lectures by Shakespeare scholars.

Sponsored jointly by The Monmouth County and the Princeton branches of The English-Speaking Union, with generous support from Two River Theater of Red Bank, this workshop is just one of many educational activities being held worldwide in 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.