Imagine William Shakespeare's first rehearsal of
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," interrupted by a girl
masquerading as a boy playing a girl, Elizabethan spies,
an angry landlord and an outraged tavernkeeper,
a softhearted pickpocket and loads of laughs, mistaken
identities and surprises to everyone involved.
"The Dream Rehearsed"
Introduce your students to the
English-speaking world’s greatest writer:
30 of your students perform
with professional actors!
Our current production features up to 30 or more
of your students and three classically trained,
professional actors who rehearse with them
and perform with them. AND we
send our director to your school four days before
the show to train the cast you select. You provide
the cast and the space, we bring costumes, music,
props and everything else.
CES’ dynamic, multicultural presentation of
The Dream Rehearsed involves up to 30 of your
students in a 5-day experience they will remember
for a lifetime. 3 large male roles, 6 medium
male roles, 4 medium female roles, 21 smaller
roles, including some non-speaking roles.
Here's the schedule
(days do not have to be consecutive):
Day 1: Training. A master teaching artist
teaches participating students reading, speaking
and performing of Shakespeare and the essentials
of pantomime, voice projection and characterization.
Day 2: Casting. Students learn the story of
the play and are cast in appropriate roles,
including acting, stage crew and
sound effects technicians.
Day 3 & 4: Rehearsal. Students in groups are rehearsed
in the scenes in which they will perform. Day 4 includes at
least one full-cast run-through.
Day 5: The Production: Students will be joined
by three classically trained professional actors
and a stage manager and rehearse the show
complete with costumes, music and sound
effects (all provided by CES) and then give one or two
45-minute performances to audiences of
And “The Magic of Language”
Following the production the cast (both professional
and student actors) will participate in a
structured discussion with the audience on
why Shakespeare is still revered as the master
of the English language after 500 years and
why his plays still delight us today.
CES 5-day performance package:
(travel costs may need to be added
outside the New York City area)
To arrange a booking of this extraordinary
event, email us at
email@example.com call CES at 1-888-422-0320,
pin# ARTS (2787).
Extended in-school residencies and seminars are available