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Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Date with Oscar Wilde: Last Week of TSI

During this month’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute, some of our Summer Scholars have chosen to blog their experiences on their own sites, and have given permission to share some of them here. Today, we catch up with Greta Brasgalla in the last week of TSI: It is my last week here at TSI and today I requested some… Continue Reading »


The Beginning of the End

During this month’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute, some of our Summer Scholars have shared their experience with us. Today, Sarah Lanterman muses on the past four weeks and how she’ll take what she’s learned here into her future classrooms: As a new teacher, I have been inspired by my experience at the Teaching Shakespeare Institute this… Continue Reading »


"But then begins a journey in my head, / To work my mind"

During this month’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute, some of our Summer Scholars have chosen to blog their experiences on their own sites, and have given permission to share some of them here. Today, Gabriel Fernandez shares his experience from a few days in the middle of the scholarly marathon that is TSI: July 14, 2012 Today was… Continue Reading »


Scholar Lecture: Margaret Mauer – Emilia and Roderigo in Othello

During this month’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute, some of our Summer Scholars have chosen to blog their experiences on their own sites, and have given permission to share some of them here. Today, I took an excerpted discussion from the in-lecture chatroom moderated by Robert Barker during which our participants discussed speculation of the plays, character… Continue Reading »


Early Week Two: 7/9 – 7/10

During this month’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute, some of our Summer Scholars have chosen to blog their experiences on their own sites, and have given permission to share some of them here. Today, Abbey Hope shares her experience from last week’s busy first days, and her takeaways from working with our Scholars and Guest Lecturers. (Editor’s Note:… Continue Reading »


Why English? How English?

During this month’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute, some of our Summer Scholars have chosen to blog their experiences on their own sites, and have given permission to share some of them here. Today, Bill Parsons shares an insight he explored during TSI that he’ll take back to his classroom this fall: Lately I’ve tried to put… Continue Reading »


Thee, thou, and you: Pronouns in the Sonnets Day 5 of TSI

During this month’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute, some of our Summer Scholars have chosen to blog their experiences on their own sites, and have given permission to share some of them here. Today we’ll look back on yesterday’s very full day of activities with Greta Brasgalla: And we are back for another week!  Today was a… Continue Reading »


A Day in the Life of the TSI Interns

For each summer of the Teaching Shakespeare Institute, Folger Education brings in two dedicated interns specifically for the program. Hannah and Megan, this year’s interns, share what their average day during TSI has been so far: 6:00am: Hannah’s alarm goes off. Hannah is living on site at the Folger with other TSI Faculty members. 6:20am:… Continue Reading »


"You are welcome, masters; welcome, all."

This past weekend began our latest summer of the Teaching Shakespeare Institute! TSI, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, gives us the opportunity to meet 25 secondary teachers from all over the country, and explore performance-based teaching with them for their own classroom experience. TSI is a bustling time at the Folger, with… Continue Reading »