Teaching Shakespeare!

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Posts By: Corinne Viglietta

NCTE Session Spotlight: What Matters Most When We Teach Othello—and What to Do in Class

Today we highlight our NCTE 2017 session that deals directly with teaching language that is tough in lots of ways—cognitively, racially, socially, emotionally. What Matters Most When We Teach Othello—and What to Do in Class How do we as teachers confront the issues that we cannot afford not to confront? How do we facilitate difficult conversations… Continue Reading »



NCTE Session Spotlight: Teaching Thought and Action in Macbeth

It’s time to spotlight the second of our five NCTE convention sessions: Teaching Thought and Action in Macbeth—Soliloquies, Cauldrons, and More! Read all about this hands-on session below, and if you can’t make it to St. Louis this year, stay connected to all of the action by following us on Twitter (@FolgerED and #NCTE17). We’ll… Continue Reading »



Who’s Ready for NCTE 2017?

Dearest Teaching Colleagues: We’re thinking of you these days. What brings us special joy is knowing that we’ll get to see so many of you at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention (NCTE 2017) in November. Thousands of smart, brave, curious teachers gathered in one place—and all for the good of their… Continue Reading »


Varsity Shakespeare 2016

Check out what this year’s Lily McKee High School Fellows have been up to! Since September, 16 high school students from 15 public, independent, and home schools all over the DC region have been gathering here at the Folger 1-2 times a week to do all kinds of cool stuff, including conducting original research in… Continue Reading »


5 Soliloquies to Teach in This Month of Resolutions

Happy New Year, colleagues! This time of year, there’s a tendency to look inward. We reflect. We resolve. And, if you’re anything like me, you wrestle with your resolutions, too. What better time to take a close look at the most introspective moments in Shakespeare: characters’ conversations with themselves? Today we’re highlighting 5 soliloquies—some of… Continue Reading »


Walking the Walk: How DC Public School Teachers Get Inside the Language of Romeo and Juliet

  “Can’t we cut the first two lines? We still know what’s going on if we start with Lady Capulet’s ‘Evermore weeping…’”  “Cut out that whole speech. It’s interesting but it’s not essential.”  “So you’re saying that Juliet says the word ‘dead’ like it’s damage recovery? Then she should say it quickly, like she’s catching… Continue Reading »



WELCOME TO OUR NEW BLOG!

Big news, teaching colleagues: We’ve got a new blog, and we heartily welcome you to it! Teaching Shakespeare! A Folger Education Blog brings you classroom ideas and reflections from colleagues across the country, along with all kinds of cool news from your friends at Folger Education. With the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016,… Continue Reading »