shakespeare does not suck
Today my students were treated to a demonstration and workshop on Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama by Shakespeare in Action, a nonprofit educational outfit under artistic director Michael Kelly. We enjoyed the talents of Xuan Fraser, Adam Seybold and Kate Fenton and then had extensive language and dramatic tutoring by Mr. Kelly. This group held the attention of students from grades 6 through 12, and even seasoned Shakespeare students learned much.
Thus, I can heartily recommend Suddenly Shakespeare which runs during March break through the TPL (see link for details). It's an hour-long performance (with much more) of highlights from the Bard that are sure to amuse the young 'uns. Well worth the cashola. And yay! entertainment that is not passive, puerile or prepackaged!