"To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now!"
Virtual or Live
Would you like William Shakespeare to pay you a visit? No need to wait! The Bard of Avon can Zoom to your school, library or community center any time.
Thanks to modern technology, you can spend some fun and fascinating time with William Shakespeare, himself.
As you know, meeting live and in person is one sort of experience. This virtual "To Be!" program connects with you, your students and patrons via delivery and approaches unique to this medium.
Preview "Zoom To Be!"
Thank you again for a fabulous afternoon! I forgot about the virus for a while, what a gift! It almost brought tears to my eyes being able to do this.
Paula Tracy, Northstar Middle School, Eau Claire, WI
Greetings from the Bard himself!
"Ms. Gee, Thank you and all those who helped make the online Shakespeare program possible! It was wonderful. Erik enjoyed it very much."
Special Thanks to Alison Gee and the Silver Creek Middle School PTSA for making this program possible. Go Huskies!
About "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now!
Live and In Person
The most famous playwright in the English language was also an actor, a student, and a very human Man of His Age. Portrayed by actor Ron Scot Fry, Shakespeare comes to life for your school, library, or organization in his one-human event … To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now
"Ron is one of those rare people who can actually bring a distant time to life for his students."
Lynn Schofield-Dahl, Director, Boulder City Library District, Nevada
We were thrilled. Ron was phenomenal. My kids think Shakespeare is cool. They want to read him and act in his plays."
Anne White, Rippon Middle School, Woodbridge, VA
What is "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now"?
"To Be!" is Yours - It is customized for each audience. The presentation can emphasize the plays, themes, and historical elements you want most.
"To Be!" is Humorous - Shakespeare used comedy to entertain his audiences, and "To Be!" follows suit with hilarious scenes, ridiculous characters, and outrageous history.
"To Be!" is Interactive - Audience members take the stage, casting insults, learning manners, and playing roles including Crab the Dog.
"To Be!" is Dynamic - Ron is an actor and a teacher, but he's also a clown and a stuntman. Every show includes a swordfight, and if "To Be!" is a one-man show, then who ...?
I was extremely impressed with “To Be. . .” Some of the students commented that they wished it had gone longer—the time seemed to go by very quickly. Extremely effective; very believable. The fact that Ron catered the program specifically to our requests was so helpful and appreciated.