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Shakespeare

The play’s the thing!

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Explore the challenges and thrill of performing the works of the greatest playwright in the English language—William Shakespeare! You’ll learn to use voice and body to make classic texts come to life for a modern audience. Working with experienced stage directors, you’ll find that Shakespeare stretches the individual as a performer and builds confidence to succeed in other venues.

You’ll also enjoy seeing live professional performances of one or more Shakespeare plays. You’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help develop a strong biblical worldview. Instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

While not a requirement, it’s suggested that you attend Theatre EDUcamp before attending Shakespeare EDUcamp.

Activities

  • Produce scenes complete with lighting, sound and costumes.
  • Work exclusively with Shakespeare’s texts.
  • Attend classes led by theatre professionals on handling Shakespeare’ language, Shakespeare on film and vocal work for heightened text.
  • Attend a fully produced Shakespeare play.
  • Tour professional theatre facilities.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.
  • End the week with a final performance showcase at 10 a.m. on Friday in Performance Hall.

Supply List

Bring black clothes for the final performance.

Sample Schedule

9 a.m. Physical warm-ups
10 a.m. Masterclasses and rehearsals
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Rehearsals and tours
4:15 p.m. Free time
5:30 p.m. Attend performance of Shakespearean play

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Girls: One-piece swimsuit or two-piece swimsuit covering the midriff are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Guys: Swim trunks are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Accommodations

Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Camp Director

Anne Nolan

Anne Nolan

Anne Nolan is an assistant professor at BJU with more than 25 years’ teaching experience. Her love of theatre and music is evident in her work in more than 50 Living Gallery, Classic Players and Performance Hall productions and shows in the Greenville area. She also teaches classes in Voice and Articulation and Stage Movement and directs student solo performances.

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