• Page with writing and a dagger
    Shakespear: Page to Stage
    Grades 9 - 12

2022 Winter Semester Update

Winter Semester 2022 Update

In-person delivery of MRU Conservatory Speech and Drama group classes resumes February 1!

We are committed to our students' health and safety and have numerous protocols, including distancing, masking, sanitizing, temperature checks, and modifications to our activities, in place for our group classes.  Current protocols at MRU include mandatory masking and proof of vaccination.   Please visit MRU Conservatory Covid Updates and Resources for current information. We are grateful for the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our students and their parents! 

Your dedication allowed us to conquer the challenges of the last two years – we couldn’t have done it without you, and we can’t wait so see you in person in February!


Does reading Shakespeare’s play confuse or bore you? That’s because those words are meant to performed not read! Shakespeare: Page to Stage encourages you to explore meaning and the power of your voice and to give you the tools to understand your English Language Arts required reading and further Shakespearean texts.

New talent and seasoned performers alike will thrive in this safe, fun learning environment designed to breathe life into some of the world’s best writing, introduce acting skills and enhance school curriculum.

Your ideas, along with acting principles and text analysis, will bring life and energy to centuries old stories!

Whether you register for one play study or all three, you will find lessons rewarding and come away with tools to carry your academic studies forward. 

  • Learn to analyze and contextualize Shakespearean text
  • Develop tools to understand future play reading
  • Explore creative ideas and how they shape meaning
  • Develop a powerful and expressive voice
  • Explore performance and tools to control nervousness when speaking to an audience
  • Appreciate the power of language and of classic texts
  • Develop critical thinking, active listening and conversation skills

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Approach Shakespearean text study with confidence
  • Appreciate language and the power of the spoken word
  • Recognize common Shakespearean elements
  • Activate their voices for effective communication
  • Approach Shakespearean texts with a modern perspective
  • Apply personal experiences and ideas to analysis and performance

Winter Semester registration for returning students begins November 22, 2021.

Public registration for the Winter Semester opens Monday, December 6, 2021.


Course CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Stage Hamlet 30491 Elizabet Saturday Feb. 5 - May 19 11:30 - 1 p.m. EA1068 $215



For new students, you will need to create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 



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If you need a hand registering or have a question about our programs, we would love to help you!