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Spontaneous Shakespeare

I have heard of street performers (sometimes students) erupting into Shakespearean soliloquies in public places either as advertisement for a performance, as guerrilla art, or as an assignment. Unfortunately, youtube is lacking in the latter category.

Street Shakespeare is a project that intrigues me greatly, mainly because it is so out of context and could be a lot of fun! A balcony scene in the subway! A duel in a courtyard! A witches’ brew boiling on a restaurant table!

If you or your students have participated in any Spontaneous Street Shakespeare, let us know! How did it go?

What are your thoughts on this kind of performance art?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oXXPC6uyl4?rel=0&w=560&h=349]

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