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Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

What are Puppets | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about puppets and how a child’s imagination brings his or her puppet to life.

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 1 Sc 1

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, Duke Orsino, hopelessly in love with beautiful Lady Olivia, refuses to do anything and commands his servants to entertain him while he pines away for her. His servant Valentine reminds him that Olivia does not return Orsino’s affections and is mourning her dead brother. She wears a dark veil and swears that no one will see her face nor will she marry for at least seven years. Her vow to stay chaste entices Orsino more. He sulks, desiring only to lie about while dreaming of his love.

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