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Teaching Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century is by teachers and for teachers. Specifically, it is a ...
Teaching Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century is by teachers and for teachers. Specifically, it is a collection of essays in which teachers describe their best ideas and experiences as they confront the challenges of bringing Shakespeare alive for students who often feel intimidated and less than eager to participate.
It is on behalf of these students that this book has been prepared. Written by middle school, high school, and college teachers from around the country, the essays record successful efforts at bringing Shakespeare and the student together in fresh, exciting, and productive ways.
From today's performance techniques, designed to make students active participants in the learning process, through a host of extra-textual resources such as festivals and films, to a look at applications of the computer and cyberspace, Teaching Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century is a book of success stories.
Covering the most contemporary issues, critical theory, and classroom approach, it is designed to provide teachers with a useful, friendly, and forward-looking resource as they continue to make Shakespeare available into the future.
|I||The Classroom: Language and Writing|
|1||The Writing Assignment: The Basic Question||3|
|3||Role-Playing: Julius Caesar||18|
|4||Writing Down, Speaking Up, Acting Out, and Clowning Around in the Shakespeare Classroom||25|
|II||Performance In and Out of Class|
|5||Shakespeare in Production||35|
|6||Teaching the Sonnets with Performance Techniques||43|
|7||Using Playgrounding to Teach Hamlet||50|
|8||Professional Theater People and English Teachers: Working Together to Teach Shakespeare||57|
|9||Mirrors, Sculptures, Machines, and Masks: Theater Improvisation Games||65|
|III||Approaches In and Out of Literary Theory|
|10||Transhistoricizing Much Ado About Nothing: Finding a Place for Shakespeare's Work in the Postmodern World||81|
|11||Making Sense of Shakespeare: A Reader-Based Response||96|
|12||Textual Studies and Teaching Shakespeare||104|
|13||Team-Teaching Shakespeare in an Interdisciplinary Context||112|
|14||An Inquiry-Based Approach||120|
|15||A Whole-Language Approach to A Midsummer Night's Dream||127|
|IV||Beyond Traditional Settings and Approaches|
|16||"So Quick Bright Things Come to Confusion": Shakespeare in the Heterogeneous Classroom||139|
|17||Building Shakespearean Worlds in the Everyday Classroom||147|
|18||Enhancing Response to Romeo and Juliet||154|
|19||Teaching King Lear||166|
|20||Images of Hamlet in the Undergraduate Classroom||172|
|21||What Happens in the Mousetrap: Versions of Hamlet||177|
|22||Problems with Othello in the High School Classroom||182|
|V||Beyond the Text|
|23||Uses of Media in Teaching Shakespeare||193|
|24||Teaching Shakespeare through Film||201|
|25||When Images Replace Words: Shakespeare, Russian Animation, and the Culture of Television||208|
|26||Different Daggers: Versions of Macbeth||215|
|27||"Our Lofty Scene": Teaching Modern Film Versions of Julius Caesar||222|
|28||Shakespeare Festivals: Materials for the Classroom||232|
|VI||Into the Future|
|29||Making Media Matter in the Shakespeare Classroom||247|
|30||Computers in the Secondary Classroom||255|
|31||Beyond the Gee Whiz Stage: Computer Technology, the World Wide Web, and Shakespeare||262|
|32||The High-Tech Classroom: Shakespeare in the Age of Multimedia, Computer Networks, and Virtual Space||271|
Posted December 27, 2003
Practical, wise, diverse, and engaging for faculty and students, the essays in this anthology will help teachers guide students at any level of instruction, from elementary schools to graduate seminars and teacher in-service programs. Authors are among the foremost scholar-practitioners in the US.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 1, 2003
This book shows you how to teach Shakespeare using everything BUT the plays. If you are afraid of thinking or letting others think then this book is for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.