By Michael LoMonico I recently interviewed Russ McDonald, professor of English at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Russ was a resident scholar at the Folger’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute from 1985-1986, and served as the head scholar from 1988-1994. He is the author of The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare: An Introduction with Documents and the… Continue Reading »
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We had so much fun at last week’s 2015 Emily Jordan Folger Children’s Shakespeare Festival we wanted to share more images of the kids and the great day they had at the Folger.
By Diana Darwin and Nancy Howard Imagine children, not much taller than yardsticks, clearly and passionately performing lines from Romeo and Juliet. Simply dressed in blue T-shirts for the Montagues, red T-shirts for the Capulets, and yellow tees for the Prince and his family (a few wore mustaches and many carried swords), they projected… Continue Reading »
By Corinne Viglietta Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day, everyone! We’re taking a little break from our Teaching Twelfth Night with Technology series to celebrate the power of verse with you. If you’d like some ideas for engaging students and colleagues in this national poetry fest, or if your pocket is without a poem (gasp!),… Continue Reading »
By Gillian Drutchas ***We’re thrilled to bring you another series of teacher-created videos from the Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2014. Last month, teachers shared ideas for a Romeo and Juliet unit. This time around, we invite you to watch—and read—their strategies for teaching Twelfth Night with digital technology. Up first: Michigan teacher Gillian Drutchas…*** BEFORE… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education Happy 451st, Will! Today is when people all over the world traditionally celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, and we’re thrilled to bring you even more ideas for marking this occasion. Thanks to all the teachers, students, librarians, and theater practitioners who shared their fabulous birthday plans. Here’s how the Folger celebrated on… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education Thanks to everyone who celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday with us on Sunday. Check back here on Thursday for a full report—and more birthday ideas from our teaching colleagues! In the meantime, enjoy these photos from Sunday’s celebration.
By Folger Education What does sound editing software have to do with Shakespeare? Let’s find out in the third installment of our teacher-created videos on teaching Romeo and Juliet. Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2014 alum Matt Seymour shares a creative, accessible, and engaging approach to teaching iambic pentameter. See how Matt gets his students tinkering… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education Here’s another great teaching video on Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this time from Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2014 alum and English teacher Alli Gubanich. Here’s Alli’s message for you as you watch her iMovie tutorial on using technology and movement to teach language and imagery: BEFORE YOU… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education In July 2014, 25 teachers from all over the country gathered at the Folger for an intensive month-long study of Shakespeare sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities: the Teaching Shakespeare Institute. Working through the lenses of scholarship, performance, and pedagogy, participants completed three major projects: 1) a research paper using… Continue Reading »