Check out my new Young Poets Workshop videos

At the request of various teachers, especially Christine Cooper Angeli at St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School and Carol Hernandez at the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, I’ve spent the last month or so creating an online YOUNG POETS WORKSHOP series on how to read, analyze, and write poetry. The short videos are designed for kids ages 10 to 18 years old, but I think anyone would enjoy them. If you’ve ever wanted to appreciate and understand poetry–or simply to get over your metrophobia (yes, that’s “fear of poetry”)–check them out. The final class (#6) will be released next Tuesday. Below is a link to the first video of the series. They are all available on my YouTube channel.

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Rob Crisell is an author, actor, teacher, and Shakespearean in Temecula, CA. He teaches poetry and Shakespeare with the Murrieta Valley Union School District as part of its Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program. He is a Shakespeare lecturer with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He has acted in The Merchant of Venice, Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), Baskerville, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest (Prospero), Macbeth, Othello (Iago), and others. Over the quarantine, he has acted in Much Ado About Nothing and Merry Wives of Windsor (with Nathan Agin’s “A Working Actor’s Journey production) and King Lear (Quarantine Players). He has written and performed several one-man plays featuring Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Shakespeare in America. He’s the author of Shakespeare’s Book of Wisdom: Advice on Living a Wiser, Happier Life from William Shakespeare & Friends (DePortola Press 2018). His 2016 TED Talk is “How NOT to Hate Shakespeare.” His verse adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra will be produced by Full Circle Players in Riverside, California in October 2020. He is a graduate of Yale University and George Mason University Law School. For details, visit or www.facebook/robcrisellactor/.

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