Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance
The following is the Web page I posted in the wake of a presentation I made on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, during a workshop for AP teachers in Arkansas. I've "updated" it only a little.
Please note: I neglected to say, much less to emphasize, in my presentation on Wednesday (6/27) that I would be happy to come to your school to do a workshop (preferably at least two hours) if you would like the pedagogy of teaching through performance demonstrated more fully to your colleagues. I need to have at least 10 teachers as participants, though; any fewer and it is hard to get a good sense of the activities. I will come to you, wherever in the state your school is, public, private, or parochial. Just get in touch. My e-mail, again, is RLKnutson@ualr.edu.
Also, check out the information on my Web site about the Shakespeare Scene Festival, and join us in March 2009. One sub-text to the film clip in my demonstration was that your class can have 10 minutes or 30; you all can do Shakespeare "straight" or freshly interpreted; or, you can bring your class/es just to watch (we love to have an audience, and the students are enthusiastic playgoers).
The following exercises were demonstrated as part of a presentation for AP Teachers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 27 June 2007:
Please note: I ran out of time before I could do the "Cinna," "Macbeth," and video exercises. If my instructions on these don't make sense, get in touch with me and I'll explain further.
Works Cited in “Off to College: A Starter Library for
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