"Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Shakespeare Experiment"
Chad is pleased to present his brand new program for high schools,
"Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Shakespeare Experiment."
Students will witness many strange and eerie routines as they
become familiar with several of Shakespeare's tragedies, including
Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Not only will
students learn about the plots of these tragedies - they will also
see some of the themes of the aforementioned tragedies be
demonstrated in very mysterious ways - betrayal, fate,
manipulation, stabbing, poisoning, ghosts, witches - just to name a
few! The audience will also be exposed to some of the most famous
quotes from Shakespeare - many of which they use in day to day
conversation without even realizing it!
Chad looks forward to showing your students some of the more
bizarre sides of Shakespeare's works!
Below you will find some comments about the early version of the
program from this past year!
"I hope you had as good a visit with
us as we had with you! I overheard other teachers (not
English teachers either!) saying yours was the best
assembly/performance we have had in years! We have had
multiple requests in the library and in the ELA classes for
pieces written by Poe and Shakespeare. Some students in class
commented, "I thought Shakespeare would be more difficult; it
actually sounds interesting!" Students were buzzing about,
"How did he do that? "Did you see that?" and "I didn't know
Shakespeare wrote about that kind of stuff." I loved the
Shakespeare quotes you used; it made Shakespeare relevant to
the students. I would recommend your program to other
educators! I wish you the best of luck! You are a talented
educator!" Dr. Lydia
Moyer, Honors English Teacher, Honea Path Middle
"The students were very interested and engaged in the program. I
believe it provided a different way for them to learn about
Shakespeare beyond reading the text and class discussions. The
audience participation gave the students a chance to interact with
the performance and that was a great way to differentiate the
learning process. They loved the illusions and "magic"
I think the students were enthralled with the program and
overall, it was a great way to bring Shakespeare to them in a
creative way. " Jill Rose, Media
Specialist, Alpharetta High
"Chad, the show was
great - personally I have never been a big Shakespeare fan but
after your show found myself more interested in his work. The
teachers LOVED it! I would definitely recommend the show to others!
" Kellie Justice, Media
Specialist, Franklin County High
Here are a few comments from the preview at White County High:
"I enjoyed it very much actually! I personally never read Macbeth and after the show I checked it out of the library!" Student, White County High School, Cleveland, GA (Taken from student survey)
"Very professional and the students were mesmerized! It was great!" Deborah Holmes, LA teacher, White County High School, Cleveland, GA
"It was very intriguing. You did some interesting stuff that kept everybody's attention. Tell us your secrets!" Student, White County High, Cleveland, GA (Taken from student survey)
"It was fun and a different way of learning!" Student, White County High, Cleveland, GA (Taken from student survey)
"It made me want to read all the books he talked about!" Student, White County High, Cleveland, GA (Taken from student survey)