One of the Washington area’s most famous playwrights, Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me a Tenor, Fox on a Fairway, Shakespeare in Hollywood), will be hosting an interactive discussion of Twelfth Night, onstage now at Folger Theatre, followed by a book-signing of his new book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare. The event is free and open to the public at Shakespeare Theatre on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 12pm.
Ludwig is a big fan of the Bard, and Twelfth Night is his favorite play. His publisher explains that Ludwig believes you don’t need to be a Shakespeare scholar to reap the benefits of great literature for your children. A foundational understanding of Shakespeare is a leg up for any child, Ludwig has found, giving them a head start in reading comprehension, public speaking, literary history, and overall academic confidence.
In How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, Ludwig details an enormously fun method to help children memorize passages from Shakespeare’s plays while learning a world of information about the Bard’s life and works.
While the event is free, reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Box Office at 202.544.7077. The talk begins at noon and is presented in association with Folger Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. A 2pm matinee performance will follow the event. Performance tickets are available here.