Blogs tagged "shakespeare"

War Literature: Being There or Not

World War One soldier's identity document. Robert Knox
Literature about war—whether the lived experience of the author or not—has over the centuries taken the form of many genres: epic, tragedy, comedy, narrative poetry, history play, novel, short story, memoir, and lyric poetry. While reading works from Homer’s Iliad  to Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, students can benefit from identifying not only the wide variety of genres depicting battle and its consequences but also from recognizing the stark contrasts these genres can represent in  tone, style, point of view, and intent.Read More »

Participate in “Scholarship and Performance: Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays.”

Participants in the 2017 Scholarship and Performance Summer Institute
Victoria Barclay, Education Manager, Theatre for a New AudienceWould you like to spend two weeks exploring NYC and uncovering the nuances and truths of Shakespeare? In this Institute, you will have the opportunity to work with Shakespeare Scholars Julie Crawford and Mario DiGangi, as well as Teaching Artists Krista Apple and Claudia Zelavansky to renew your understanding of some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.Read More »
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Experience The Wonder of Will at 400!

Shakespeare poster from Folger
We still pay attention to Shakespeare because, no matter how networked our world becomes, he remains one of the ultimate connectors. — Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare LibraryJoin in The Wonder of Will Live on April 23 to commemorate the joint anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death, as the Folger Shakespeare Library hosts an international live streaming event from the historic Paster Reading Room in Washington, D.C.Read More »

A MOOC for Teaching Literary Analysis: “The Literature of the English Country House”

Malvolio and the Countess
Jim Fitzmaurice, lead educator on the MOOC, is retired Emeritus Professor of English from Northern Arizona University and a former NEH Summer Programs for Teacher project director. He is currently working part time as Director of Distance Learning for the School of English at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Susan Fitzmaurice, Head of the School of English at the University of Sheffield, will be the co-lead educator.Read More »
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Teaching Science and Shakespeare

A 19th-century actor playing Shakespeare's Hamlet
Do you struggle to incorporate STEM into your humanities subject? For you—or for a STEM colleague—the challenge of getting students up to the task of college and career readiness includes addressing their ability to apply reading, writing, and listening skills across disciplines, as well as recognize the content-based connections to which those skills apply. The Common Core English Language Arts/Literacy Standards recognizes this challenge.Read More »
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