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Posts By: Vanessa Mancinelli

Moving Beyond Explaining – Part 2

Every year, Wildwood School, the independent progressive school in Los Angeles where I teach, hosts an event called Hamlet Night put on by the current junior class. It’s the culminating project of the junior year, the apotheosis of the three months the students have put into reading, performing, studying, and writing about the Bard’s most… Continue Reading »


Moving Beyond Explaining “The Deeper Meaning” of a Play – Part 1

APPLY FOR THE 2019 SUMMER ACADEMIES ON HAMLET & OTHELLO! *This is the first in a two-part series from our teaching colleague Vanessa Mancinelli. Check back next week for more.*   Just about a year ago, I was standing on the lawn outside of the Folger Shakespeare Library in the late afternoon sunshine of Washington,… Continue Reading »