Come See Jeff McLane in Wit of Will at the SCTE Conference

Wit of Will

Teachers: Are you looking for an educational show that makes Shakespeare accessible to your students? Wit of Will has announced that it will be previewing its latest show – a thrilling, spilling and laugh riot version of Hamlet – to teachers and educators in the Los Angeles area at the 2014 Southland Council of Teachers of English fall conference. Wit of Will is an educational one-man touring production that is a terrific resource for educators and departments looking to introduce their students to the world of William Shakespeare. The main show runs approximately 20 minutes, and presents Shakespeare in a hilarious, fun, and enjoyable way, making it accessible to everyone, even grade school students. 

Developed by Jeff McLane, a professional actor and writer with decades of experience bringing the Bard to audiences of all ages, the show smashes right through the all the traditional barriers to enjoying and understanding Shakespeare. McLane addresses the language, background, and context of the plays he presents, making each work easily understandable. Each performance includes an open Q&A session after the show, so students can explore their questions with ‘Will’ himself. Best of all, his audiences are so busy laughing they never even notice how much they’re learning.

McLane, based in Los Angeles, currently offers adaptations of Hamlet and Macbeth, with others in development. In addition to appearing at Renaissance and Shakespeare festivals across the country, Wit of Will has been incorporated into school programs in the Los Angeles area as a creative resource to educators and departments of English, Literature, Theater, Humanities, and History. For more information about Wit of Will, visit www.witofwill.com.

The Southland Council of Teachers of English (SCTE), a local affiliate of the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) works to support educators in all aspect of English language arts education. The SCTE Conference will take place on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30AM, at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA. Click Here for more about the conference.

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