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Early Theatre: 17.1 (2014)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.437  Wednesday, 12 November 2014

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Subject:    Early Theatre: 17.1 (2014)

 

[Editor’s Note: I have in my notes that I had an announce for Early Theatre but I cannot locate it, so I have gone to the website to retrieve it. Apologies, Helen. –Hardy]

 

Early Theatre: 17.1 (2014)

 

Table of Contents

 

Editorial

Helen M. Ostovich, Melinda J. Gough, Erin E. Kelly, Sarah E. Johnson

 

Articles

The Twelfth-Century Story of Daniel for Performance by Hilarius: An Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

Stephen K. Wright

 

A New Context for the Manuscript of Wit and Science

Louise Rayment

 

John a Kent, the Wise Man of Westchester

Douglas H. Arrell

 

'Bogus History' and Robert Greene’s Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay

David M. Bergeron

 

‘The cunning of their ground’: The Relevance of Sejanus to Renaissance Tragedy

Peter Byrne

 

Sound, Vision, and Representation: Pageantry in 1610 Chester

Susan Anderson

 

 

Review Essays

 

Situating Ben Jonson: The Cambridge Edition of the Works

Peter Kirwan

 

New Directions in Jonson Scholarship

Erin Julian

 

 

Book Reviews

Jessica Dell, David Klausner, and Helen Ostovich (eds).

 

The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555-1575: Religion, Drama, and the Impact of Change.. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012. Pp ix, 230.

Clare Wright

 

Christopher Marlow. Performing Masculinity in English University Drama, 1598-1636. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013. Pp 186.

Elizabeth Sandis

 

Verena Theile and Andrew D. McCarthy, eds. Staging the Superstitions of Early Modern Europe. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. xxiii, 284.

Barbara H. Traister

 

Julian Bowsher. Shakespeare’s London Theatreland: Archaeology, History, and Drama. London: Museum of London Archaeology, 2012. Anthony Mackinder with Lyn Blackmore, Julian Bowsher and Christopher Phillpotts. The Hope Playhouse, Animal Baiting and Later Industrial Activity at Bear Gardens on Bankside: Excavations at Riverside House and New Globe Walk, Southwark, 1999-2000. London: Museum of London Archaeology, 2013. Pp. xiii, 92.

David Kathman

 

Lukas Erne. Shakespeare and the Book Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp 302. Lukas Erne. Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp 323.

Andy Kesson

 

Lynn S. Meskill. Ben Jonson and Envy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp 229.

Jonathan Goossen

 

David Nicol. Middleton & Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 216.

Heather A. Hirschfeld

 

Mark Bayer. Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean London. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011. Pp xii, 258.

Tom Rutter

 

Deborah Uman and Sara Morrison (eds). Staging the Blazon in Early Modern English Theatre. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013. Pp 220.

Yolana Wassersug

 

Gilles Monsarrat, Brian Vickers and R. J. C. Watt (eds). The Collected Works of John Ford, Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp xxiv, 720.

Patrick J. Murray

 

 
Update

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.436  Wednesday, 12 November 2014

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Subject:     Update

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

My apologies for the problems we have been having. They have been due to a series of medical and technical issues. The good news is that all of the technical problems have been resolved.

 

During the summer SHAKSPER was mounted on a new server. Ever since then, I have had problems with the send message function. Late last week, those issues were resolved, and I now am able to send 5,000 Newsletters a day with my paid Google service. 

 

Five or six weeks ago, I had nerve surgery. There were complications this time. Friday, I had another surgery to address them. The treatment is on-going and will not be resolved for some months. I recently stopped taking pain medications and my head is much clearer. So with the technical problems solved and a clear head I proceed.

 

I am sending this Newsletter as a means to explain what has been going on. I am now getting to the over a month’s worth of submissions: some of them were time-sensitive, and I have missed the deadlines for them, my apologies to the submitters. I will catch up with reasonably-sized Newsletters as fast as I am able.

 

Please no personal e-mails to me. A long time ago, I gave up taking anything personally, good Western Buddhist that I am. Otherwise, I might be tempted to think the universe had it in for me.

 

Thanks for your patience,

Hardy

 
 
CFP for Shakespeare Quarterly, Special Issue on Media

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.433  Thursday, 23 October 2014

 

From:        Douglas Lanier, < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:        October 7, 2014 at 4:39:42 PM EDT

Subject:    CFP for Shakespeare Quarterly, Special Issue on Media

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Shakespeare Quarterly Special Issue

#Bard: Shakespeare and the History of Media

Guest Editor: Douglas M. Lanier, University of New Hampshire

 

From the printing of play quartos to the development of Shakespeare apps, the history of Shakespeare and the history of media have been intimately entwined in a feedback loop of considerable cultural and technological influence. And, with the emergence of each new media format, the objects of our study (poet, playwright, play text, promptbook, screenplay etc.) morph—sometimes unpredictably--into things both various and new.  

 

This special issue will investigate the myriad linkages between Shakespeare and the history of media with topics that might include the following: Shakespeare and the future of media; Shakespeare and media archaeology;  digital Shakespeare; Shakespeare data collection; Shakespeare, media, and the formation of community; Shakespeare and theater/movie/television technology; Shakespeare in 140 characters; Shakespeare and revisionist approaches to media history (post-McLuhan); Shakespeare as “transmedia” and “intermedial” artist; autopoietic Shakespeare; Shakespeare and the history of photographic and audio reproduction; Shakespearean mashups/samplings/applications;  Shakespeare and media theory.

 

We strongly encourage authors to consider selecting images, audio clips, and video clips to illustrate their articles. A gallery of these multimedia illustrations will be published on the Folger.edu web site. 

 

Send inquiries to Douglas Lanier at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Gail Kern Paster at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
 
Shakespeare in Popular Culture Area, SWPACA 2015

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.432  Thursday, 23 October 2014

 

From:        Jessica Maerz < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 6, 2014 at 4:52:59 PM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare in Popular Culture Area, SWPACA 2015

 

CFP:  Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Shakespeare in Popular Culture

Albuquerque, NM

Feb. 11-14, 2015

 

The Shakespeare in Popular Culture Area is now accepting proposals for the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association’s 36th annual conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. This year’s theme is “Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture.” We welcome proposals that engage with the overarching conference theme, as well as those that treat the convergence of Shakespeare, pop culture, and mediatization more broadly.

 

Potential topics might include: global Shakespeares; inter- and cross-cultural Shakespeares (and his contemporaries); Shakespearean auteurs; digital Shakespeares; screen Shakespeares; Shakespeare and the digital humanities; and postmodern Shakespeares.

 

Please submit a CV and 250 word proposal to conference2015.southwestpca.org by November 1, 2014. Inquiries may be directed to Area Chair Jessica Maerz at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Details about the conference, including information about conference travel and graduate student awards, and Dialogue, SWPACA’s new journal, can be found at www.southwestpca.org.

 

Jessica M. Maerz

Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies

School of Theatre, Film, and Television

University of Arizona

 
 
Job Posting: Hudson Strode Professor of English at University of Alabama

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.431  Thursday, 23 October 2014

 

From:        Jennifer Drouin < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 9, 2014 at 7:58:07 PM EDT 

Subject:    Job Posting: Hudson Strode Professor 

 

Hudson Strode Professor of English at University of Alabama

 

The Department of English within the College of Arts & Science at The University of Alabama seeks a distinguished faculty member to serve as the Hudson Strode Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. The Strode Program focuses on intensive preparation of graduate students, and its private endowment provides for fellowships, lectures, and seminars in the literature of early modern Britain. PhD is required. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Renaissance literature and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with a tenured appointment as a full professor. As Hudson Strode Professor of English, the successful candidate will already have met the highest standards of scholarly and professional activity, primarily in Shakespeare studies, but also in the broader field of British Renaissance literature. The successful candidate will also have a proven record of organizational and administrative success. Please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/ for more information about the Strode Program. Position begins 8/16/15.

 

The Hudson Strode Professor of English will serve as Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies and is responsible for supervising the promotion and activities of the Program, including overseeing graduate recruitment and admissions; awarding fellowships and scholarships; planning and leading Strode seminars; and organizing lectures and symposia. The Director is expected to work closely with other faculty members interested in the early modern period.

 

Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: A letter of application that includes descriptions of scholarly success in the field, teaching experience, and administrative experience and approach; Resume/Curriculum Vitae. A book or comparable work that best highlights your scholarly success, and four letters of recommendation, should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Trudier Harris, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews via telephone or videoconference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation.

 

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

 

For more information or to apply, please go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/36027

 
 
Best Laid Plans . . .

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.430  Thursday, 23 October 2014

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Thursday, October 23, 2014

Subject:    Best Laid Plans . . . 

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

As can be expect, insert cliché, the best laid plans and so on.

 

There still was a glitch. Let’s hope we have it now.

 

In any case, this will be the first real Newsletter in a long time, More to follow. I can now (I hope) send one Newsletter a day to all subscribers. So without further ado, I will get to it.

 

Thanks for your patience,

Hardy 

 
 
All in Order at Last

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.429  Friday, 17 October 2014

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Friday, October 17, 2014

Subject:    All in Order at Last

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

Thank you for your patience. Ron and I have worked out all of the problems I have had with mailing Newsletters since the end of July. In addition, I have upgraded my service with Google to commercial status and will be paying so that all of the Newsletters I send out on one day will get delivered that day and delivered more expeditiously than previously.

 

As you can imagine I have many, many submissions to catch up with because I have not been able to mail since the end of September. Rather than sending one enormous Newsletter I have decided to send several smaller ones over the next few days.

 

On the up side, the down time came as I was having another extensive operation on the nerves in my leg, foot, and ankle from which I continue to recover. 

 

By way of explanation, I am sending this out by itself and will begin clearing my inbox mailing Newsletters beginning tomorrow or Sunday. So this message will act as a clarification and a final test to insure all is indeed in order.

 

Thank you again for your patience,

Hardy Cook

Editor of SHAKSPER

 
 
Maps of the 16th and 17th Centuries: A Tribute to the Works and Times of William Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.424  Tuesday, 30 September 2014

 

From:        Sarah Enloe < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Subject:    Maps of the 16th and 17th Centuries: A Tribute to the Works and Times of William Shakespeare

 

News Release

 

Contact: Cathy Bagwell Marsh 

540.885.5588 ext. 26 

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Explore More of Shakespeare’s World at Staunton’s R.R. Smith Center 

Staunton, VA, September 3, 2014 – The American Shakespeare Center, in partnership with Scott Ballin and with funding from Altria Client Services Inc., proudly announces a new exhibit at the Augusta County Historical Society Gallery in the R.R. Smith Center in Staunton. Maps of the 16th and 17th Centuries: A Tribute to the Works and Times of William Shakespeare, on display September 12- November 30, explores the world as Shakespeare would have known it by featuring approximately 40 original maps from the 16th and 17th centuries. 

 

The maps highlight various places where Shakespeare set his plays, including England, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, the Near and Middle East, and North Africa, and include works by famous early modern cartographers Mercator, Ortelius, Hondius, Blaeu and Speed. Ranging in size from large wall maps to small pieces that travelers would have carried, these works of art retain their original color and many include detailed illustrations. 

 

Collector Scott Ballin says of the exhibit – 

 

“My idea was to put together something that would appeal to a variety of audiences and a variety of interests and to hopefully stimulate people to think about what the world was like when Shakespeare was writing his plays. This exhibit is about history. It is about art. It is about geography. It is about what was happening in England, Europe, and the rest of the world at the time.” 

 

Amy Wratchford, Managing Director of the ASC, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Scott on this exhibit to not only share his wonderful collection with a wider audience, but also highlight the breadth of geography covered in these plays. Shakespeare’s canon provides a wealth of perspectives and opportunities to explore more.” 

 

On September 12th, the exhibit will kick off with an Opening Night reception at the R.R. Smith Center, catered by Mike Lund Food. 

 

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA, recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. The ASC’s Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, is open year-round for productions of classic plays, which have been hailed by The Washington Post as "shamelessly entertaining" and by The Boston Globe as "phenomenal…bursting with energy." Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the organization became the American Shakespeare Center in 2005 and can be found online at www.americanshakespearecenter.com

 
 
Ralph Cohen Receives Wanamaker Award

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.423  Tuesday, 30 September 2014

 

From:        Sarah Enloe < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Subject:    Ralph Cohen Receives Wanamaker Award

 

News Release

Contact: Cathy Bagwell Marsh 

540.885.5588 ext. 26 

Cell: 336-402-5698 

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Ralph Cohen becomes first American to receive prestigious Wanamaker Award 

 

London, England (Saturday, June 14 at 5pm): Shakespeare’s Globe has named Ralph Alan Cohen as the recipient of the 2014 Sam Wanamaker Award. Ralph Alan Cohen is co-founder and director of mission at the American Shakespeare Center and was the project director for the re-creation of the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia. The Sam Wanamaker Award is the most prestigious prize granted by Shakespeare’s Globe and is given annually, in the name of the Globe’s founder, to celebrate work which has increased the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare. Ralph is the first American to receive the award. 

 

On accepting the Sam Wanamaker Award, presented to him on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe on Saturday 14 June, Cohen commented: “I hope that Sam would have liked the fact that this year the award named for him goes to an American. In a way, Sam’s quest to build the Globe was an expression of the American desire to be connected to Shakespeare’s plays and in honouring the work we have done in Staunton, Virginia, the Globe honours Sam's own yearning.” 

 

Neil Constable, chief executive, Shakespeare’s Globe, said: “In his TED talk last year Ralph eloquently spoke of audiences ‘held hostage in the dark’ and has long championed Shakespeare productions in which actors and audiences share the same light. We want to shine the light on Ralph and recognize the enormous contribution he has made to the appreciation of Shakespeare performance, teaching, scholarly debate and, not least, for being a major inspiration behind our own candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.” 

 

Sam Wanamaker spent the final 23 years of his life tirelessly campaigning, advancing research into the appearance of the original Globe and planning its reconstruction. The Sam Wanamaker Award was instituted by Shakespeare’s Globe in 1994 to honor work which has a similar quality to Sam’s own pioneering mission. Cohen follows former illustrious recipients of the Award, the first of whom was Dr Rex Gibson, creator and editor of the Cambridge School Shakespeare; Janet Arnold for her pioneering research into Elizabethan clothing; Professor Stanley Wells, Shakespeare scholar and former Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; John Barton, founding member of the Royal Shakespeare Company; and actor and director, Mark Rylance. 

 

Ralph Alan Cohen, who is Gonder Professor of Shakespeare and Performance and founder of the Master of Letters and Fine Arts program at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, was the Theo Crosby Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2009. He was also a member of the Architectural Research Group, chaired by Globe Education’s Head of Higher Education and Research, Dr Farah Karim-Cooper. His experience of reconstructing Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse, in Virginia was an important contribution in planning for the recently opened Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. 

 

Cohen has directed 30 productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, including America’s first professional production of Francis Beaumont’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle. He also directed the first revival of Thomas Middleton’s Your Five Gallants and co-edited the play for Oxford University Press’s Collected Works of Thomas Middleton. 

 

He is the author of ShakesFear and How to Cure It: A Handbook for Teaching Shakespeare. He twice edited special teaching issues of the Shakespeare Quarterly and has published articles on teaching Shakespeare as well as on Shakespeare, Jonson, and Elizabethan staging. He founded the Studies Abroad program at James Madison University, where he won Virginia’s award for outstanding faculty. 

 

He has frequently directed summer institutes on Shakespeare and staging sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2001 he established the Blackfriars Conference, a biennial week-long celebration of early modern drama in performance. 

 

A pivotal point in Ralph’s career was founding the American Shakespeare Center with Jim Warren in 1988. Then named Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the company started by performing in schools and community centers across Virginia under the idea that using Shakespeare’s staging conditions – simple stage, multiple roles, acoustic music, and the lights staying on – would bring back the fun and accessibility of Shakespeare’s work. The idea worked, and using Shakespeare’s staging conditions, particularly universal lighting, created a fun, lively, interactive, experience- one that quickly grew in popularity. By 1999 the company had performed in 47 U.S. States, 5 other countries and one U. S. Territory. 

 

In 2001, the Ralph and Jim found a permanent home for their company in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley by building the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre - the Blackfriars Playhouse. Built from Virginia Oak, the 300-seat Blackfriars Playhouse has been established as one of America's premier Shakespeare destinations, called by Andrew Gurr “one of the most historically important theatres in the world.” Delighting tens of thousands of audience members per year, the American Shakespeare Center has helped transform the town of Staunton into a top national destination (Travel + Leisure, Smithsonian Magazine) and become a global center for the study of Shakespeare in performance. 

 

In 2008, Cohen and ASC co-founder Jim Warren earned the Commonwealth Governor’s Arts Award. In 2013, Cohen was awarded the Shakespeare Steward Award by the Folger Shakespeare Library in recognition for outstanding contributions to the innovative teaching of Shakespeare in American classrooms. He earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and his doctorate at Duke University and has honorary degrees from St. Lawrence University and Georgetown University.  

 
 
Shakespeare Themed Concert

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.422  Tuesday, 30 September 2014

 

From:        Michelle Assay < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         September 29, 2014 at 8:42:06 AM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare Themed Concert

 

I am pleased to announce the upcoming Shakespearean themed concert at Martin Harris Centre of the University of Manchester, UK. The singer Frédéric Albou and pianist/musicologist and Shakespeare scholar Michelle Assay will perform Shakespeare’s words set to music by Soviet/Russian composers including Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Sviridov and Kabalevsky. The concert also features a much-awaited world premier of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s song cycle on Shakespeare’s Sonnets composed in the midst of Stalin regime.

 

Please find the details here:

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:o70-hxef4qq6-mofk3w/walter-carroll-lunchtime-concert-series-shakespeare-la-russe-voice-and-piano#travelinfo

-- 

Michelle Assay

Université Paris Sorbonne, University of Sheffield

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BSA Day School: ‘We’ll enter all together’

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.417  Thursday, 25 September 2014

 

From:        BSA < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         September 25, 2014 at 10:00:45 AM EDT

Subject:    BSA Day School: ‘We’ll enter all together’

 

BSA Day School: ‘We’ll enter all together’: active approaches for drawing students into the world of the play

 

Please find attached an announcement for a Teaching Shakespeare Day School, led by James Stredder, taking place from 9:30am to 5:30am on 8th November at the Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. The event is free to all members of the BSA, but you must reserve in advance. To book a place, or ask a question, please contact Sarah Olive ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 

 


An online version of this announcement is available here: http ://www . britishshakespeare . ws/event/well-enter-all-together-bsa-teaching-shakespeare-day-school-book-now/

Best wishes,

James Harriman-Smith
(Web and Communications Officer)

 

The UK’s largest professional association of teachers, researchers, theatre practitioners, writers and enthusiasts of Shakespeare

 

As part of its educational work, the British Shakespeare Association will be holding a Teaching Shakespeare Day School, led by James Stredder, author of The North Face of Shakespeare: activities for teaching the plays (CUP 2009). The BSA is most grateful to The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for its generous help in promoting the event and for providing the facilities of the  Shakespeare Centre.

 

‘We’ll enter all together’: active  approaches  for drawing students into the world of the play

 

Saturday 8th November 2014    9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. 

  The Shakespeare Centre,  Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon                    

FREE to BSA members. £5 (includes coffee and tea) for non-members. Booking essential.

 

“You’re starting work on a Shakespeare play. You hope your students will become interested enough to leave your class eager to read on for themselves… Perhaps there will be a better chance of this happening if students, in some way, enter the world of the play together, gaining confidence, as they do so, in hearing, speaking and reading its language, examining its narrative and encountering its characters. “   

 

The day school is for anyone who wishes to develop their use of active methods of teaching Shakespeare, regardless of the age-groups or levels of  ability with which they are working – though for those teaching English GCSE, new Dept. for Education requirements that students should study ‘whole texts in detail’ (including two plays by Shakespeare), may make the day particularly relevant. 

 

The day will consist of a morning session (on language) and an afternoon session (on narrative and character). Each session will begin with activities on a common text, Much Ado About Nothing, followed by work in option groups, exploring teaching approaches further. Participants will  be asked to bring along copies of the plays  on which they wish to work, to these option groups.

 

Those able to stay on in Stratford for the evening, may like to contact the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to book for the 7.15 p.m. performance of Love’s Labour’s Won (commonly known as Much Ado About Nothing). There will also be a farewell  ‘late-night seminar’  following the play.

 

Booking      

To book, email Dr. Sarah Olive, Chair of the BSA Education Committee:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For enquiries, telephone  01904 323 473. 

 

This event is free for current members of the BSA. Please note that the membership year runs September-September, so do remember to renew before the event. 

 

The BSA is offering free membership to schools for the 2014-15 academic year.   Please apply at:

http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/education/education-members/

 

The cost for non-members of the BSA will be £5  (includes coffee and tea), to be paid on arrival. 

 

PLEASE FORWARD THIS SHEET TO  ANYONE WHOM YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED. THANK YOU! 

 
 
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