Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Practical Approaches to Shakespeare’s Language

Venue Riverside Studio
Dates 29 October 2022
Category Workshop

Riverside Theatres Presents
Bell Shakespeare’s
Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Ready to refresh your teaching of Shakespeare? Spend a day with Bell Shakespeare’s Resident Teaching Artist Huw McKinnon and learn proven, powerful strategies to activate Shakespeare’s language. Go beyond traditional explanations and discover a practical approach to dense language and tricky techniques on your feet.

Using a range of Shakespeare’s plays, Huw will guide you through an active approach to literary concepts and language techniques. Designed for English teachers who may feel apprehensive about practical approaches in their classrooms, this workshop will give teachers clear, rigorous and engaging strategies to take straight back to their classrooms.

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Photo credit:
Hero Image – Emlyn Crockett
Gallery Images – Clare Hawley

Huw Mckinnon HeadshotHuw McKinnon is Bell Shakespeare’s Resident Artist In Education. Huw is a trained actor (Nepean) and has appeared on the Bell Shakespeare mainstage in Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Othello. In 2019 he co-directed the Bell Shakespeare production of Macbeth for high school students at Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne. Huw first joined Bell Shakespeare in 2004 as an actor, touring schools around the country in Actors at Work (now The Players). Since then Huw has fostered a passion for teaching Shakespeare and has become involved in the delivery of almost every aspect of Bell Shakespeare’s education program.

He has been central to the Company’s Juvenile Justice program, delivering Shakespeare focused workshops in youth detention centres across NSW and Victoria. His work with young people in detention was the focus of the award-winning documentary Kings of Baxter (Grumpy Sailor Productions). Huw regularly tours Australia, often to the most remote locations, helping teachers inspire an enthusiasm for Shakespeare in their students and helping young people see the plays in a whole new light. Huw is a key part of Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Mentorship and finds great satisfaction in being able to give teachers from all over Australia the tools and confidence they need to bring Shakespeare to life in their classrooms.


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Dates and Times:

Saturday 29 October 2022 at 10am


Approx. 6 hours (inc. breaks)

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