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Magic in Therapy & Education | Move to Include

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Learn from Magician, Kevin Spencer about how magic programs can be used in occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as in special education to increase dexterity, memory, focus, communication and inclusion to build skills for people with disabilities.

Visit the Move to Include collection for more resources.

White House Hosts Poetry Jam

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Poets perform their work at the first-ever White House poetry jam.

Poet Creates Identity in Verse

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Poet, playwright and editor Nathalie Handal creates identity in verse.

A Conversation With Poet Laureate Kay Ryan

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Correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks to Kay Ryan about her poetry and her role as Poet Laureate.

The Merchant of Venice: Language of Shakespeare | Shakespeare in the Schools

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In The Merchant of VenicePortia and Shylock use language to persuade a jury. Two iconic speeches, "The Quality of Mercy" and Hath not a Jew eyes?" illustrate the rhetorical devices of listing and imagery.

Putting the Language into Context | Experiencing Shakespeare

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In Folger's Elizabethan Theater, students get an opportunity to watch professionals act out a scene and then learn how to put the language into context. Then the students themselves perform a Shakespearean scene on stage.

Up On Your Feet | Experiencing Shakespeare

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Students get up on their feet to act out a scene from one of Shakespeare's plays and then discuss the techniques they've learned to portray the story and character.

The Mystery of Shakespeare

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Shakespearean experts examine a recently discovered work that may have been penned by Shakespeare.

Shakespeare in Denver

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View a report on Denver's Shakespeare festival, where all the perfomers are in their teens or younger.

Santa Fe Indian School Students Explore Identity Through Verse

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Through verse, members of the Spoken Word Club at the Santa Fe Indian School articulate identities both modern and traditional.

Poetry of Rumi Spans Across Centuries and Cultures

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Jeffrey Brown reports on what's behind the popularity of Afghan poet Jalaluddin Rumi's poems.

Experiencing Shakespeare | Up on Your Feet

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Join us as we explore the vaults of the Folger Shakespeare Library and get your students "up on their feet" to perform a Shakespeare insult war! This Emmy Award-winning electronic field trip targets grades 6-12.

Twelfth Night Act 3 Sc 1

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, Viola enters Olivia’s garden dressed as Cesario to carry out Orsino’s errand. Sir Toby and Sir Andrew arrive in the garden behaving foolishly; Toby invites Cesario into the house. Olivia comes down to the garden accompanied by her servant Maria. Olivia is very excited to see Cesario and anxious to hear what he has to say. When they are alone, she tells Cesario that she is completely in love with him. Uncomfortably, Cesario tries to tell Olivia that she does not really love him as he is.