Shakespeare Snacks: Ep 13, “Love Bugs”

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This week, love is in the air!


Last week in “The Tempest,” Miranda had a scary encounter with Caliban. This week she meets someone new and VERY different.

Help Miranda and Prince Ferdinand fall in love by making Love Bug Puppets!

Supplies:

  1. Clothespin
  2. Construction paper
  3. White Glue
  4. Glue stick
  5. Scissors
  6. Pom Pom
  7. Hole Punch (optional)
  8. Googly eyes (optional)

Watch the episode here!:

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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Watch it here:

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)

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!

New Show! March 21, 2020

Get ready for a brand new ShakesBEARS show!

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ShakesBEARS: “The Tempest”

Betrayal . . . magic . . . love . . . redemption.

The ShakesBEARS version of The Tempest has it all.

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan has been usurped by his younger brother and exiled with his daughter, Miranda, on a deserted island.  But nothing is a simple as it seems when magic is involved . . .

A shipwreck casts the usurping brother ashore along with a very handsome young prince.  Will Prospero take his revenge? Can Miranda resist the charm of seeing her first cute boy?!  Oh, and did I mention Prospero is a wizard?

Everything goes topsy-turvy in this enchanted romantic comedy.

After the show, kids will craft their very own puppets to take home!

Recommended for ages 3+


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Sunnyside Plays

Saturday @ 11AM
March 21, 2020

Show + Puppet Craft


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About the Venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.

Next Show! Feb. 11, 2020

We are in the process of rescheduling today’s 4pm performance of Love’s Labors Lost.  Stay tuned for updates!

In the meantime, check out our other upcoming programs!

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Next show:

Love’s Labors Lost

Ferdinand (king of Navarre) and his bestie Berowne have just sworn off women in order to devote all their time and energy to the pursuit of knowledge. No sooner have they signed the terms of their three-year academic agreement than a boat full of women arrives! Will they stick to their studies? Or fall in love?

After the show we will make our very own puppets to take home!


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Sunnyside Plays

Tuesday @ 4PM
February 11, 2019

Show + Puppet Craft

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About the Venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.

New Year, New Skills!

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Learn to sew by sewing your own puppet!

In this two-week course, students will learn a basic hand sewing technique and will create their very own puppet to take home.

Drop-in for one session and make a simple glove puppet. Come for both sessions and design your own puppet from start to finish!

Recommended for ages 9-12

$45 for Two SessionsCreate and sew your own puppet from start to finish.
$25 Drop-in (either session): Learn basic sewing technique by sewing your own glove puppet!

Register Here!

Sunnyside Plays
43-09 48th Ave. Queens, NY

Tuesdays @ 4-5:30pm
January 14 & 21, 2020

Sewing Workshops


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About the Venue:

Sunnyside Plays provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment for families with an indoor playground, café and event space. Situated at the intersection of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City we act as a community hub and venue for parties, performances, meet-ups and events for all ages.

3 Weeks of Workshops!

We’re coming to ACD Playspace this November for three weeks of puppetry workshops!

Each Saturday, we’ll see a Shakespeare-inspired puppet show and learn about puppetry with a craft!


ACD Play Space
31-24 38th St., Astoria, NY

Saturdays @ 12pm
Nov. 9, 16, & 30

Show + Craft


Schedule

Week 1, Nov. 9: Storytelling and Crafting
The first puppet show is called “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It involves magic that the children will need to help with! The children will craft their very own magic fairy puppets and use them throughout the show to help cast magic spells.

Week 2, Nov. 16: Puppets in Performance
This week the ShakesBEARS puppets will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” and the children will craft their own paper hand puppets. We will explore how to use a puppet stage to create puppet theater. The children can create their own shows with their new puppets!

Week 3, Nov. 30: Up-cycled Object puppets
In the last week we’ll explore object puppetry. After a puppet version of “Love’s Labors Lost,” we’ll play with some everyday objects to see how they can express feeling and character. To finish, everyone will build their own fish puppet out of paper rolls for a “school of fish” puppet parade!