Teaching Workshop: Workshop Shakespeare & Law

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The workshop with young offenders and young people on probation aims at awakening UNIMI students and other participants to the issues of justice, detention and punishment.

It stimulates discussion about the meaning of being foreign starting from the participants' individual stories as well as from the witness of practitioners who help the group to understand the juridical process of the welcoming in Italy.

It brings the group to read the Shakespearean play with a multidisciplinary approach.

It helps the participants to recognise and to bring out their own skills (artistic, communicative, organising, etc.) in order to improve the collective project.

It guides the group towards the creation of a theatrical event (playwriting, conceiving scenography and costumes, backstage shooting, etc.) and its promotion (contacts with the media, and the social networks.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop, students will have had a unique experience of working together with a group of young offenders and youth on probation; they will have increased their knowledge about the life in a juvenile prison and its rules. They will also have learnt to discredit several stereotypes about "young criminals".

The work on the individual creative skills as well as the constant confrontation with such a varied group will lead students to acquire self-confidence and will push them to test their capabilities in a completely new way.

The multidisciplinary reading of the Shakesperean play will give students some samples of possibile future careers.

Being involved in all the steps of the work, they will acquire specific competences:
- critical reading of a literary text;
- creative writing;
- writing of "diari di bordo";
- drafting of press release;
- designing leaflets;
- promotion with the media.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Monday, 1 August; 13 September, 14.30. Code: i2vrlh3.