Making History - Learning Through Improv: The Royals!
Teacher: Cy Brown
Cost: $210 or $200 if taking 2 or more classes
Mat Fee: $25
Homework: Home research of topics presented in class.
8 week class meets on. Field trips planned for final Fridays in Sept and Oct, Nov is our community service month
Sept 9, 16, 23
Oct 7, 14, 21
Nov 4, 18
Forget heavy textbooks, tedious tests, and lists of dates. History comes alive when you get to BE the characters! Each week students will hear a story of royal intrigue- plots and prisoners, love and lunacy. Using fun and easy improv basics, they will jump up on their feet and act out these stories and understand history from the point of view of the people that lived it. And there is no writing requirement! Explore history in more exciting and fulfilling way.
Join King Arthur at the fabled round table, or see a new Shakespeare play sitting next to Queen Elizabeth. Come face to face with dauntless Queen Nzinga who would not step aside, or try to persuade King Phillip to step up and take the throne. Be invited in by lonely Queen Victoria, or shut out by Mad Kind Ludwig. Learn about the heartache, heartbreak and madness of the real people who's whims ruled nations.
Students are invited to keep learning at home and bring in fun facts about our subject to inform our improvs. And in our last weeks, we will take our most hilarious, touching, and exciting scenes and put them together for an informal show on Huck Exhibition night. So join us as we Improv with Royalty!
Royals we choose from for this class!
Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile 51BC (Egypt)
King Arthur and the codes of Chivalry - 500s (England)
Russia's Vladimir the Great - 980 (Russia)
The remains of King Richard the III - 1483 (England)
King Henry IV : The Green Gallant: 1399 (England)
Elizabeth I: Shakespeare's Queen 1558 (England)
Nzinga: Warrior Queen - 1590 (Angola)
Louis XIV: The Sun King - 1654 (France)
Sophia Dorothea of Celle: Prisoner Princess- 1682 (England)
Phillip V: Reluctant King - 1700 (Spain)
The woman who controlled Louis XV - 1715 (France)
How King George III lost the colonies (1738)
Catherine the Great - 1762 (Russia)
The Princess who Swallowed a Glass Piano - 1830 (Bavaria)
The Lonely Childhood of Queen Victoria - 1837 (England)
Mad King Ludwig - 1864 (Bavaria)
Maximilian: Mexico's Habsburg Prince - 1864 (Mexico)