Shakespeare Snacks: Ep. 12, “The Monster”

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Bring Your Monster Marionettes!


Our Shakespeare Snacks videos are “Snack-sized” puppet Shakespeare!

Today we meet a brand new character in “The Tempest.” Poor Miranda has a scary encounter with the monstrous creature Caliban. Bring your Monster Marionettes from Episode 11 to see why Caliban is as ugly on the inside as he is on the outside.

Shakespeare Snacks videos are released on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.


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Shakes Snacks: Ep. 9, “Butterflies”

Episode 9: “Butterflies”


“Snack-sized” puppet Shakespeare!

Today we’re kicking off Shakespeare’s BIRTHDAY WEEK!

Bring your Butterfly Puppets from Episode 8. We’ll need them to distract Miranda as we continue to explore “The Tempest.”

Shakespeare Snacks videos are released on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.


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Shakespeare Snacks: Ep. 7!

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Episode 7: “The Tempest”


Our Shakespeare Snacks videos are “Snack-sized” puppet Shakespeare!

Today we learn more about Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” And…what is a tempest anyway?

Bring your Airy Spirit puppets from Ep. 6 and help create the magic!

Shakespeare Snacks videos are released on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.

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Enter to Win!

Enter to WIN a Build-a-Puppet kit!

Here’s how:

  1. Post a photo of your puppet from any of our “Shakespeare Snacks” videos by Monday, April 13, 2020. Be sure to tag Shakesbears (@shakesbearsnyc) on Facebook!
  2. Visit our website homepage, www.shakesbears.com to make a $5 donation for a chance to win!
  3. Three winners will receive a Build-a-Puppet kit! (pictured)
  4. All participants will receive a free sticker for entering! I can’t wait to see everyone’s beautiful puppets. Thanks for your continued participation and support!

 

Check out the video below to learn more:


 

Craft Time!

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Episode 4: It’s cool to be a fool…


In today’s “Shakespeare Snacks” video, we continue celebrating April Fools’ Day by learning all about the fool characters in Shakespeare’s plays. They are usually the wisest ones!

Craft your very own jester marionette as you learn!

*Keep your puppets and practice your best jokes! (We’ll need them for the next episode!)*

Shakespeare Snacks” Videos are released on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Toilet paper roll
  2. Colored paper
  3. Yarn or string
  4. A pencil (or some sharp scissors to poke a hole)
  5. Beads
  6. One pipe cleaner
  7. Scissors
  8. Tape
  9. Glue stick
  10. Markers or crayons
  11. Thin dowel, chopstick, or pencil.
  12. Hole punch (optional)

Shakespeare. Is. Cool.

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Shakespeare Snacks: Ep. 3


Online Content from ShakesBEARS is upon us! 

This week, we learn that history doesn’t have to be boring!
Watch Kate and Hotspur duke it out in a scene from a History Play!

Henry IV Part 1 will be released tomorrow, March 31 at 11am.

“Shakespeare Snacks” Videos are released on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.

Check out our YouTube video to find out more!

Magic Fairy Puppets!

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Shakespeare Snacks: Magic Fairy Puppets

Today we made our very own Magic Fairy Puppets!

This was the first episode of “Shakespeare Snacks,” snack-sized puppet Shakespeare videos released every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.

*Be sure and keep your puppet to use in our special LIVE STREAM of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Thursday (3/26/2020) at 11am!* 

For this puppet craft, you’ll need:

  1. A toilet paper roll
  2. Construction paper/colored paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Tape
  5. Glue Stick
  6. Markers
  7. Googly eyes (if you have them)

Here’s the video to show you how to do it.  Have fun!

Please share your Magic Fairy Puppets with us on Facebook!

Introducing, “Shakespeare Snacks!”

Here ye, here ye! Online Content from ShakesBEARS is upon us!

Check out this short video to find out more…


In our first “Shakespeare Snack” video, we’ll be creating our own Magic Fairy Puppets!

For this puppet craft, you’ll need:

  1. A toilet paper roll
  2. Construction paper/colored paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Tape
  5. Glue Stick
  6. Markers
  7. Googly eyes (if you have them)

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See you on Facebook this Tuesday at 11am!

Happy World Puppetry Day!

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Puppets for all!


Today is World Puppetry Day!

We know things around the world are changing for now, but we wanted to take this opportunity to bring Shakespeare and Puppetry to all! 

Today we are pleased to announce

We’re going online!

 

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“Snack-Sized Video Content”

We started this company to give kids access to a positive first encounter with Shakespeare’s stories and some hands-on puppetry skills.

By going online, we can still do both!

Videos will be released on our Facebook Page and YouTube channel every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am.
Be sure to Like and Follow us to find out more!