By Peggy O’Brien In our June issue of BardNotes, I posed four questions to y’all. Three of them were requesting your advice about our blog and some new directions it might take. I snuck in the fourth question, purely for my own selfish purpose. I asked you what I should read this summer. … Continue Reading »
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By Deborah Gascon When I introduced myself as one of the master teachers (the other was the fabulous Michael LoMonico) to the 29 teachers participating in the Folger’s first Summer Academy, I told them the Folger was a magical place. I thought about the unicorn painted on a screen on the ceiling of the Folger… Continue Reading »
Summer Academy participant Jennie Brown shares her experience at the mid-way point of Summer Academy 2015 which took place from July 5-10, 2015. By Jennie Brown Where do I even begin to describe my experience so far (only on day 3!) of the Teaching Shakespeare Institute’s Summer Academy 2015 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education Last week 29 teachers joined for a week-long Summer Academy on Hamlet. Check out how much fun we had.
By Folger Education We’re in the middle of our first-ever Summer Academy: a jam-packed week of learning with 29 passionate teachers from all kinds of schools all over the country. You’ll be hearing from them in the coming months as they reflect on their time at the Folger and take this week’s big ideas… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education We’re lucky to have four fabulous summer interns with us at Folger Education—not just because they’re working hard to support our gazillion projects, but because they’re making sharp observations about their time here and the future of teaching and learning. We thought you should hear what they have to say, so… Continue Reading »
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 »
By Folger Education According to students at Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School, a lot. When Ashley Bessicks’ students finished their Hamlet unit, her 10th grade students at Phelps ACE High School, a DC public school, were on fire for Shakespeare. They wanted to know more about this play and the man who… Continue Reading »
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 »