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ALL VISITORS, including Teachers  & Home Schoolers:-
Please scroll down to Hot News for news about an Exciting Event on Grapevine TX on Thurs. 14th November, NEW Classes, a TV Appearance, & YouTube Links!
ALSO please scroll down for information about my diverse activities, when NOT performing as Shakespeare Man.
When performing as Shakespeare Man,my mission is to bring William Shakespeare, the man behind the words, to vivid life for contemporary audiences, including:-   Regional Theatres and Arts Centers, Residencies, Teacher Training, Corporate and Charitable events, Conferences, Colleges, Schools, Home Schoolers, Libraries, Festivals and Adult clubs.
Every programme is carefully designed to provide entertaining, informative insights into the Briton of the Millennium.
My portrayal of Shakespeare, the man, is ideal forfilm, television and commercial productions.
1. Performing as William Shakespeare:- As  a Teaching Artist, live in-costume Performances and Appearances are flexible, economic and easy to stage. I am a One Man Show and happily adapt to the interests of my varied audiences, young and not so young!
All performances include fascinating information about Shakespeare’s personal, creative and business life in Stratford and London, during the reigns of Elizabeth1 and James1. The dust is shaken off Shakespeare's masterpieces, including his sonnets, using a lively mixture of performance, reading, analysis and LOTS of audience participation.
2. When NOT performing as William Shakespeare:-
(A) I have created, and am teaching, classes for Home Schoolers attending THEO in Plano, TX:- Literature in Action  /  France, Language, History & Culture /  Economics, A Study for Life  / Acting 1 & 2 / Acting 3.
Please scroll down to Hot News for more information.
(B) I offer a varied selection of in-depth Residencies, Training Presentations & Theatre Studies.
Residencies comprise a careful programmed mix of performance, presentation and coaching  OR my  in-depth, multi-day Residency with a strong Arts Integration aspect, which provides a guided base from which secondary school students create and perform Old Time Radio Theatre, linked to  resonant Shakespeare themes.
Training Presentations  includein-depth study sessions, based on any of my Shakespeare Man programmes, and specially written titles including: Shakespeare and Modern Culture Shakespeare in America, and Spiritual Values in Shakespeare.
Theatre Studies include analysis of Elizabethan Theatre, Acting Classes and Coaching, including Shakespeare Monologues and Standard / CockneyEnglish Accents.
3. Bookings and Discounts:  Bookings are being taken now through 2013 and into 2014. Prices are being held steady!
In addition, discounts up to 25% are available for back-to-back performances, and bookings for longer than one day.
4. Corporate Events and Training days: Lively presentations, which address modern business challenges with reference to Shakespeare’s surprising entrepreneurial skills as an innovative Elizabethan businessman.
5. Please refer to my:- Current Programmes page for more details of all my Programmes. Forthcoming Events page for details of my upcoming Performances/Appearances, and a list of recent Performances/Appearance - ORscroll down to see a summary Testimonial pagefor a varied selection of Testimonials, ORscroll down for excerpts.
6. News Letter:  My  Fall 2013  News Letter will be issued shortly. Click here to sign upto receive a copy.
HOTTEST NEWS!    I will be participating at an Event at  Grapevine Public Library, Grapevine,   Texas on Thurs,  14th  November 2013, 7pm - 8.30 pm
Drawing on my work as Shakespeare Man,  I will be speaking about the joys and challenges of teaching Shakespeare at home, or at home schooling center such as THEO (see above), and Dave Gebhart, co-founder TheHEARTofTexas, will  talk about home  schooling and the home schooling community in North Texas.
Entry is FREE, and delightful refreshments will be provided by  Grapevine's wonderful shop, The British Emporium.      PLEASE  JOIN US!
1.Shakespeare Man on WFAA Channel 8 "Good Morning Texas" I was invited to participate for a full Segment, live on air, in my Shakespeare costume. Click here to see the video! 2. Links to YouTube & Other Recent Video Clips Refer to the  Video Clips page for Links to a variety of vivid clips, which include:-
Grapevine Public Library: A Shakespeare Man performance for adults and teens AND a presentation about acting, history and Shakespeare for students grades 3-6 and their families.
Mesquite High School: Extracts from 8 Shakespeare Man performances  for 10th graders.
Allen Public Library:  A Shakespeare Man performance for 450 adults and teens. Dallas Opera Education Department: Shakespeare Man wrote the script and performed as Host of a DVD for Dallas Opera's educational outreach, linked to a production of Roberto Devereux.
Dallas TeleLearning, DCCCD:Shakespeare Man  as part of an  on-camera production, linked to DCCCD's remote leaning facilities. 3. Home School Students & Parents I have created, and am teaching,  a variety classes for Home Schoolers attending the Home Educators Outsourcing Solution (THEO), a Home Schooling Center in Plano, TX
Classes from  August 2013  include:-
a. Literature in Action:  A High School class, and a Junior High class b. France, Language, History & Culture: A class for Beginners & Intermediates, Grade 6+ c.Economics,  A Study of Life: A High School class d. Acting 1 & 2: A class for Beginners & Intermediates, Grade 6+ e.  Acting 3:  An Advanced class
Full details of my 2013-2014 classes, which draw on my diverse knowledge and expertise - seethe About Us page -  are provided on THEO's website: www.theosonline.org  4. Calling all Educatorsat School or at Home A Study Guide is available. The Guide provides curriculum-relevant information about Shakespeare's life and family, including a Time Line, Family Tree, Word Search, Quiz, Bibliography, and a variety of Projects. Please use the email Link below to obtain a copy. 5. Shakespeare Man in the Press There has been a variety of excellent press coverage. A list is contained in Press Coverage, which provides Links to the full text of the articles.
6. Shakespeare Man on the Radio Following an enjoyable trip to Marfa, TX for a live radio interview on Marfa Public Radio, 93.5 FM, a page has been created,Audio Clips, containing a Link to the Interview.
From My Audiences “Shakespeare Man enraptured our audience with an outstanding interpretation of the personage and works of William Shakespeare. His theatrical ability, command of language and thorough knowledge of Shakespeare’s works, are without peer. All members of our audience, especially teens, enjoyed his performance and would welcome him back anytime." Allen Public Library
"Mr Clover-Brown uses humor and history in ways that are unique and entertaining…I highly recommend Shakespeare Man to businesses and charities that need to deliver a relevant professional message to their target audience…” Park Cities Rotary
“Accolades and kudos to Shakespeare Man!...He intrigues and mesmerizes our 8th grade students…” Fort Worth Country Day School
“A perfect balance of energy, history, laughter and insight….I would highly recommend Shakespeare Man…” Hulsey Public Library, Terrell
The full Testimonials are printed on the Testimonial page.
Forthcoming Events / Recent Performances
Bookings are being taken for 2013, and beyond
1.  Please keep an eye on this section for news of forthcoming PUBLIC performances and appearances.
2. Recent Performances, Appearances and Presentations have included:
Azle Memorial Library, Azle IRA Conference, San Antonio  Dallas International School Richardson Public Library, Richardson  McKinney ALPS (Elementary students), McKinney  Fort Worth Country Day Middle School, Fort Worth Regional ESC 11, Fort Worth Allen High School, Allen WFAA, "Good Morning Texas."    (See Hot News above) Connect2Texas, ESC 11, Fort Worth TX Gifted Conference, Dallas THEO, Plano Library Harvest, ESC 11, Forth Worth Cosmos Book Club, Dallas Center for Home Education, Watauga Carroll Middle School, Southlake Anderson Private School, Forth Worth SONT, Southlake Palestine Middle School, Palestine Northside High School, Fort Worth Turtle Creek Book Club, Dallas Marshall County Arts Council, Marysville, Kansas Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas Fort Worth Country Day School, Forth Worth Center for Home Education, Watauga Rejebian Speaker Series, HPUMC, Dallas C C Young Retirement Community, Dallas Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas Prestonwood Christian Academy, Middle Sch, Plano Womens Council of the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Grapevine Library, Grapevine Northside High School, Fort Worth Webb Elementary (Magnet) School, McKinney TXLA Conference, Austin Lewisville Public Library, Lewisville Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC Ralph Moore MST Magnet Middle School, Tyler The Anderson School, Fort Worth Dallas Opera Education Dept/Music Scholars Bedford Public Library (Opening Day) Turtle Creek Breakfast Club, Dallas Fort Worth Country Day School, Fort Worth Mesquite High School, Mesquite  THEO Home Schoolers, Plano NTRLS Librarians Conference, Fort Worth TAGT Teachers/Parents Conference, Fort Worth Ralph J Poteet High School, Mesquite Junior Shakespeare Club, Sherman Dallas Opera Eduction Dept/Teacher Training Marshall Regional Arts Council/Marshall High School Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR CC Young Retirement Center/HPUMC, Dallas Mid West Arts Conference, Indianapolis IN Garland Central Library, Garland Boyce Ditto Library, Mineral Wells Allen Library, Allen Addtional details of recent Performances / Appearances are shown under Forthcoming Events
For more information, and to book a performance, please contact me. Click here tocontact us.