Shakespeare Commons

Shakespeare Commons is a professional development, leadership, and artistic growth program centered at Sweet Tea Shakespeare.

Empowering teachers, artists, community leaders, and professionals through education, training, and the performance of Shakespeare’s texts
Shakespeare Commons

Collaborative Learning

January 14, 2016

Ruth Nelson

Professional Faculty

January 14, 2016

Shakespeare Commons

Sweet Tea Shakespeare

January 14, 2016

Shakespeare Commons

Fayetteville State University

January 14, 2016


Shakespeare Commons offers you a chance to study classroom teaching, professional skills, and leadership in a community made up of people like you


Shakespeare Commons courses enable and empower you to connect Shakespeare’s plays, language, and stagecraft back to your classroom, profession, or organization


We encourage experimentation and a sense of play


Shakespeare Commons courses are offered frequently. Online and hybrid options coming in 2016.


Shakespeare Commons seeks to give participants the keys to Shakespeare in whatever context they encounter — teachers, students, community and professional organizations, or rehearsal.


Shakespeare Commons is deeply collaborative. Participants engage in rehearsals, performances, workshop sessions, and other events with artists from Sweet Tea Shakespeare and other organizations throughout the community, region, and nation.

Shakespeare Commons offers a robust slate of courses, workshops, working rehearsals, and performances, each leading to certificates, continuing education units for professional educators, and professional development.

Shakespeare for the Community. Shakespeare Commons.

Certificates in Shakespeare in the Classroom, Shakespeare and Leadership, and Shakespeare for the Artist.

Continuing Education Credits for Teachers

Specialized Leadership Training for Community Leaders and Professionals


Deep training in Shakespeare’s language, verse, & rhetoric for the artist

Life-long learning

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Shakespeare is one thing we have in common. Let’s play.