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Teaching Shakespeare: Mini-Research Projects

Karen Peakes (Emilia) and Janie Brookshire (Desdemona) in Othello, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2011. Photo by Carol Pratt. By Deborah Gascon I set a goal this school year to include several, less time-consuming (but equally as meaningful),...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 23 Oct 2014

Letting Shakespeare Speak for Himself

Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, 2013. Folger Shakespeare Library. By Mike Klein Year after year kids in my classroom have strikingly similar reactions to my announcement, “Tomorrow, we’ll be starting Shakespeare.” That reaction is usually...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 14 Oct 2014

“O, for a moose of fire”: Taking cues from the Adirondack Shakespeare Company

Adirondack Shakespeare Company By Josh Cabat I imagine it’s a dream that many English teachers secretly harbor. You leave it all behind and join a band of players who travel from small town to small town in a beautiful and remote area, performing works...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 9 Oct 2014

Exploring Themes in “King Lear”

King Lear, 1874. Folger Shakespeare Library. By Dan Bruno King Lear, in its embodiment of the horrors of human existence, is the black hole at the center of the Shakespearean tragic universe, drawing in any sense of light and hope and keeping it from...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 7 Oct 2014

Summer’s Lease Hath All Too Short a Date

Shakespeare’s Summer Sonnets Yes, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, has come and gone and all the teachers have returned to school. But we still have 20 days of summer left according to the calendar, so let’s not break out our sweaters...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 2 Sep 2014

Translating Shakespeare

What happens when Shakespeare’s work is translated into foreign languages? Is it still Shakespeare? Or does something fundamental to the original evaporate in the process? “Bless Thee! Thou Art Translated,” a podcast in the Folger Shakespeare...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 28 Aug 2014

Shakespeare Goes Back to School

  Yes, it’s that time again for teachers all across the country. So here are some things Shakespeare says about school and learning and teachers. Learning: O Lord, I could have stay’d here all the night To hear good counsel: O, what...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 19 Aug 2014

Shakespeare and Performance-Based Assessment

As you may have guessed, we never get tired of reading about the creative ways teachers are using performance-based learning techniques to teach Shakespeare. Sarah Goodis-Orenstein, a middle school language arts teacher and department head in a public...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 14 Aug 2014

My Maya Angelou Moment

#74252590 / gettyimages.com On a lovely spring afternoon in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s, I was sitting on one of the marble benches in front of the Folger Library. I was the Library’s head of education then, a high school English teacher from...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 3 Jun 2014

Teaching Shakespeare Institute: A 30-Year Milestone

In 1984, the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the first Teaching Shakespeare Institute, a month-long summer program at the Folger for high school and middle school teachers from across the country. Thirty years later, TSI is still going strong. This...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 29 May 2014

Finding a Shakespeare Hook

By Kevin Costa Whenever I begin a Shakespeare play with my students in my two-year course, The Institute for Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies at McDonogh School, I get the class working on text from just about Day One. I don’t spend a lot of time...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 13 May 2014

This speech of yours hath moved me: The ESU National Shakespeare Competition

Scott Van Wye  a student of Richard Phillipy at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis won first prize at the 31st annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition on May 5th. Scott performed a speech by Benedick from Much Ado...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 8 May 2014

Friends, Romans, Teachers: Send Me Your Speeches

by Chris Lavold A speech or communications class can be the perfect setting for a small dose of Shakespeare to get the students comfortable with being in front of their peers and completing a close reading of a text.  When my class begins persuasive...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 29 Apr 2014

Killing the Poet in your Classroom

by Gina Voskov One of the courses I teach at my school is 6th grade Humanities, and next up in our year’s curriculum plan is learning about Ancient Greece and Rome. I’m excited about getting the kids up and out of their seats for this class,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 Apr 2014

Shakespeare Flash Mob in your School

In case you’ve forgotten: Tomorrow is Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday. In my recent post I wrote about the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene-Flash Mob event that the Folger is hosting on YouTube. We’ve gotten lots of questions and comments...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 22 Apr 2014

Who Lights The Fire?

Yeats is the guy who said that education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.  What I think about all the time is how that fire gets lit.  What’s the spark that turned you on to Shakespeare?  Who or what lit that fire or that...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 15 Apr 2014

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? …’tis a Flash Mob!

  As you probably know, April 23 is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the Folger Education staff wants to get everyone involved in the celebration. So we are hosting a Balcony Scene Flash Mob Festival. It’s simple. It’s fun.  And...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 8 Apr 2014

“Take heed, ere summer comes:” Teaching Romeo and Juliet Intensive

Guest post by Michael Klein It didn’t take me long to rethink how to look at Shakespeare texts after listening to Dr. Ann Cook Calhoun compare them to a musical score. “Reading texts sitting at a desk is like looking at musical notations without hearing...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 3 Apr 2014

Shakespeare Made Just As Easy

A while back I wrote Shakespeare in Other Words citing the reasons teachers should avoid using “No Fear” or “Made Easy” or any other parallel text edition in their classroom. Needless to say, it generated over 40 comments, including...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 27 Mar 2014

Common Core standing tall onstage at the Folger

2013 Secondary School Festival. Folger Shakespeare Library. By Peggy O’Brien Let’s make a date for another day to have a longer, more nuanced conversation about the many parts of the Common Core. For now, I just want to say that if we could put...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 6 Mar 2014

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