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Reflecting Shakespeare TV

Every Monday at 12:00 p.m. PT

Our transformative Reflecting Shakespeare program goes public with Reflecting Shakespeare TV! Originally created for those currently experiencing incarceration, it has proven to nurture empathy and allow participants to gain tools for self-expression through theatre-based activities, self-reflection, personal writing, and exploration of Shakespeare’s text and characters. Through videos featuring Arts Engagement Programs Manager Erika Phillips, Master Teaching Artist James Pillar, and Teaching Artist Niki Martinez, those inside will continue to participate via California State Prisons' institutional TV. And for the first time since its conception in 2016, those on the outside can journey along to discover for themselves how to create a point of connection to humanity through Shakespeare. Find it on The Old Globe’s YouTube channel!

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Reflecting Shakespeare TV Handouts

Follow along with the handouts below!
Episode 1              Episode 2              Episode 3              Episode 4              Episode 5              Episode 6              Episode 7              Episode 8             Episode 9             Episode 10


Weekly Reflecting Shakespeare TV poetry prompts: #RSTVreflections!

Complete any or all of these fill in the blank poems inspired by dynamics in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and have it read in a future episode of Reflecting Shakespeare TV!
Answer the prompts here


Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Much Ado About Nothing: Self Defense Mechanisms


Season 2

Season 2, Episode 11: Holiday Special

Season 2, Episode 10: Amends and Forgiveness

Season 2: Episode 9: Stepping into Forgiveness

Season 2: Episode 8: Growth and Truth

Season 2: Episode 7: Time

Season 2: Episode 6: Hope in the midst of despair

Season 2: Episode 5: Innocence and Guilt

Season 2: Episode 4: Responding to Injustice with Music

Season 2: Episode 3

Season 2: Episode 2: The Winter's Tale, Act 1 scene 2

Season 2: Episode 1: The Winter's Tale, Act 1 scene 2


Season 1

Episode 10 - Responses from Our Youth

Episode 9 - Relationships (Julius Caesar)

Episode 8 - Leadership and Worth (Julius Caesar)

Episode 7 - Injustice, Revenge, and Healing (The Merchant of Venice)

Episode 6 - Mercy (Henry V)

Episode 5 - Reflections (Henry V)

Episode 4 - Outgrowing a Reputation, Change in Self and Others (Henry V)

Episode 3 - Expectations, Reputation, and the Past (Henry IV, Part I)

Episode 2 - Trusted Adults, Real Love, and Banishment (Romeo and Juliet)

Episode 1 - Longing, Hope, and Identity (Romeo and Juliet)