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Angela Ward:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Ward, Angela

United States of America (US)
Keynote Speaker?
Featured PresentationsCalifornia Homeschool Network (CHN) Family Expo (2010)
California Homeschool Network Family Expo (2010, CA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Decoding Shakespeare
This session will teach a methodology for exploring Shakespeare using samples of text (provided), and showing how parallel texts and summaries are not only NOT needed, but can be harmful.  We will examine Cymbeline and Romeo and Juliet.  Cymbeline, classified as a romance, or tragic-comedy, is little known today, and offers wonderful “morality lessons” as well as humor and adventure. In contrast, Romeo and Juliet, one of his most famous tragedies, has been battered and inverted by modernity.  It is a play resplendent with valuable lessons for both parents and children, which current culture tends to devalue and overlook.   A look at its text, along with commentaries of the period is very valuable for the serious student of Shakespeare who wishes to understand what Shakespeare actually wrote, rather than what artists and scholars have created.

Family Shakespeare Festival
This hands-on workshop will help you to inspire children of all ages (including yourself) to study and appreciate Shakespeare.  Angela’s enthusiasm is contagious and helps you overcome anxieties about learning from Shakespeare’s works.

Shakespeare ALIVE in your home
The trend in Universities across the U.S. is to marginalize and cast aside the works of Shakespeare.  In fact, many universities no longer require their English majors to take Shakespeare at all.  Some require only one semester.  Families can and should discover Shakespeare together. This seminar will explore ways to encourage life long study and appreciation of this endangered component of history, education, and life experience, with practical ideas, and hands on experience.

From Core Phase to Core Values – an in depth, academic look at Shakespeare’s Romances
This seminar, for scholars and beyond, will look at two plays written later in Shakespeare’s career, The Tempest, and Cymbeline, though the critical lenses of “myth/symbol/archetype” methodology, “Topical Significance” interpretation, and a look at  Shakespearean sources.  Bring pens, highlighters and a copy of each play to use during textual analysis – handouts also provided. The plays will be connected to earlier plays, revealing startling similarities, and  revelations – or platitudes- revealed in different ways. Fun, Cerebral detective work!  This seminar was inspired, in part, by the work of Dr. Hallett Smith, an important research librarian at The Huntington Library.

Angela's Achievements•Homeschooling mother
•Has performed in various Shakespeare plays on stages in New York and England.
•1 of 5 teachers in the United States in 2008 chosen for the Folger Shakespeare Library training.
•Teaches Shakespeare, including as a guest lecturer at The University of LaVerne and at Western Christian School in Claremont
•Former Professional actress
•Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee
•Currently enrolled in the Doctoral program at George Wythe University
Ward's Bio
Date Created9/2/2010 11:58:42 AM
Date Modified9/3/2010 2:09:53 PM

My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Angela Ward and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

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