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By Peggy O’Brien   In our June issue of BardNotes, I posed four questions to y’all.  Three of them were requesting your advice about our blog and some new directions it might take.  I snuck in the fourth question, purely for...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 29 Jul 2015

Making Magic at the Folger

By Deborah Gascon When I introduced myself as one of the master teachers (the other was the fabulous Michael LoMonico) to the 29 teachers participating in the Folger’s first Summer Academy, I told them the Folger was a magical place.  I thought...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 23 Jul 2015

Halfway Through Our First-Ever Summer Academy: Notes From The Front

Summer Academy participant Jennie Brown shares her experience at the mid-way point of Summer Academy 2015 which took place from July 5-10, 2015.  By Jennie Brown Jennie Brown arriving at Summer Academy 2015 (Image: Jennie Brown) Where do I even...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 21 Jul 2015

Summer Academy 2015: Reflection

By Folger Education Last week 29 teachers joined for a week-long Summer Academy on Hamlet. Check out how much fun we had. Click to view slideshow.Filed under: Folger Education, Hamlet, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Plays, Summer Academy, Teaching
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 14 Jul 2015

Summer Academy 2015 – Right in the Thick of It

By Folger Education   We’re in the middle of our first-ever Summer Academy: a jam-packed week of learning with 29 passionate teachers from all kinds of schools all over the country. You’ll be hearing from them in the coming months as...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 8 Jul 2015

The Future of Learning Shakespeare

By Folger Education   We’re lucky to have four fabulous summer interns with us at Folger Education—not just because they’re working hard to support our gazillion projects, but because they’re making sharp observations about...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 30 Jun 2015

A Conversation with Dr. Russ McDonald

By Michael LoMonico   I recently interviewed Russ McDonald, professor of English at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Russ was a resident scholar at the Folger’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute from 1985-1986, and served as the head...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 25 Jun 2015

451 Years Old—and Still Full of Life!

By Folger Education   Happy 451st, Will! Today is when people all over the world traditionally celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, and we’re thrilled to bring you even more ideas for marking this occasion. Thanks to all the teachers, students,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 23 Apr 2015

Shakespeare’s Birthday at the Folger

By Folger Education Thanks to everyone who celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday with us on Sunday. Check back here on Thursday for a full report—and more birthday ideas from our teaching colleagues!   In the meantime, enjoy these photos...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 21 Apr 2015

Teaching Romeo and Juliet with Technology: Part Three

By Folger Education   What does sound editing software have to do with Shakespeare? Let’s find out in the third installment of our teacher-created videos on teaching Romeo and Juliet. Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2014 alum Matt Seymour shares...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 2 Apr 2015

Teaching Romeo and Juliet with Technology: Part Two

By Folger Education   Here’s another great teaching video on Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this time from Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2014 alum and English teacher Alli Gubanich.   Here’s Alli’s message for you as you watch...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 31 Mar 2015

Teaching Romeo and Juliet with Technology: Part One

By Folger Education In July 2014, 25 teachers from all over the country gathered at the Folger for an intensive month-long study of Shakespeare sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities: the Teaching Shakespeare Institute. Working through...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 26 Mar 2015

All Work and Also Play…

By Danielle Drakes   “High School teachers, you are the keepers of the flame.” – Dr. Peggy O’Brien, Director of Education     Earlier this month, the Folger Shakespeare Library collaborated with WQED’s August...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 Mar 2015

Inside the Classroom: How Did the Shakespeare Unit Kickoff Go?

By Gina Voskov Julia Marlowe playbill for Columbia Theatre, Brooklyn, March 27, 1893. (Folger Collection)   NYC teacher and Folger National Teacher Corps member Gina Voskov is back with the third installment in her series “Inside the Classroom,”...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 19 Mar 2015

Inside the Classroom: Do Modern “Translations” of Shakespeare Have a Place in the Classroom?

By Gina Voskov Act 1 Scene 2 from “Twelfth Night”. (Photo: Folger Education) NYC teacher and Folger National Teacher Corps member Gina Voskov is back with the second installment in her series “Inside the Classroom,” which takes us into...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 17 Mar 2015

Fun with the First Folio

By Corinne Viglietta TSI2014 participants create “folios”. (Photo: James Brantley) Last week, Mike LoMonico shared big news about the national tour of First Folios from the Folger vault. Now that you know where the Folio will be in your state,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 10 Mar 2015

The Folios Are Coming! The Folios Are Coming!

By Michael LoMonico The First Folio (Photo: Luna) One week ago, we announced the selected cities for the Traveling Tour of First Folios, and it was immediately posted on Facebook. Within a few days, there were nearly 200 comments. We were amazed at the...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Mar 2015

The New www.folger.edu!

By Folger Education The new Folger website landing page Here at Folger, we’re pretty thrilled about the new, sleek www.folger.edu! The pages are easier to navigate, and they’re chock-full of incredible images, multimedia, and other resources perfect...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 3 Mar 2015

“It Hath Been Sung at Festivals”: More Reflections from Our Festival Friends

By Folger Education The testimonials keep coming in, and they’re so much more compelling than anything we could say about the Secondary School Shakespeare Festival. Thank you, festival friends! And happy reading, teachers everywhere!   Students...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 26 Feb 2015

A Festival of Learning: Student Reflections

By Folger Education   Hey, everyone! Since you can’t be here for the Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, we thought we’d share some glimpses into all this magic. Here’s what our fabulous Festival-goers have to say about their time with Shakespeare’s...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 25 Feb 2015

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