Consider inviting actors from a local theater group to perform some of Shakespeare’s works and/or work with students so that students may perform excerpts of Shakespeare’s works. Local actors and directors might also provide expertise on staging, stage directions, and the choices they make when interpreting a script for a performance.
Consider having students attend a live production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and analyze the choices made by the actor and directors.
Arrange for students to perform excerpts or the entire play for various audiences, including younger children, nursing homes, shelters, etc.
With the library media specialist, provide opportunities for students to research other aspects of Elizabethan England, the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare’s background, the authorship of Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s contemporaries, etc.