Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 1994 :: November ::
Re: Fads; Multimedia; Doubling in *Ham.*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 925. Wednesday, 16 November 1994.
 
(1)     From:   John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Nov 1994 09:47:56 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0917  Qs: Fads
 
(2)     From:   Leslie Harris <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, Nov 15 15:50:04 EST 1994
        Subj:   Shakespeare Multimedia Project
 
(3)     From:   Kila D. Burton <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Nov 1994 12:50:20 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: Doubling of Hamlet
 
 
(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           John Cox <COX@HOPE.BITNET>
Date:           Tuesday, 15 Nov 1994 09:47:56 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0917  Qs: Fads
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0917  Qs: Fads
 
Gavin Witt's question about cycles of popularity for particular plays makes me
think of R. A. Foakes's *Hamlet Versus Lear:  Cultural Politics and
Shakespeare's Art* (Cambridge UP, 1993).  Foakes deals with just two plays, but
he attempts to explain their relative popularity among critics and performers
in terms of cultural changes in the West over the last thirty years.
 
John Cox
 
(2)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Leslie Harris <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, Nov 15 15:50:04 EST 1994
Subject:        Shakespeare Multimedia Project
 
Hi, Folks.
 
I sent a message to a hypertext list about a multimedia project I'm doing in
my Shakespeare class, but a recent posting on this list made me realize that
fellow Shaksper-eans would be interested in the project as well.
 
The attached message explains the class assignment.  I'm having the students
use Multimedia Toolbook 3.0 to annotate a Shakespeare passage chosen from one
of the plays we've read this semester.
 
This is the first time with MMToolbook for all of us, so it's a bit of a risky
project.  If folks are interested, I can talk about how it went.
 
Leslie Harris
Susquehanna University

 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
                SHAKESPEARE MULTIMEDIA PROJECT
 
 
For the final two weeks of the class, you'll be working on a Shakespeare
Multimedia Project.  You will divide up into five groups, with each group
choosing a short passage (about one computer screen in length) from one of the
plays we've read this semester. Your task will be to annotate the passage,
choosing significant words and ideas and linking them to explanatory text,
graphics, and so on. During those two weeks, you'll have the entire class
period to work on your project, but you'll also need to do some work outside
the class time.
 
The purpose of the Multimedia Project is to help you learn to read the text
closely and to situate it within its various relevant contexts.  Your group
will have to choose a passage that lends itself to annotation, and you'll have
to do research to  determine what background materials you'll want to include
in your final hypertext document.
 
Please note that this is a group project intended to foster independent
learning.  You will be collectively responsible for the successful completion
of your project.  The amount of class time available for the project is
limited, so you will be responsible as a group to divide the work evenly and to
use the time available as productively as you can.  My role will be to help you
at the various stages of the process: teaching you the basic use of the
multimedia software, answering whatever questions you might have, trouble-
shooting your projects when necessary, and serving as a liaison with the
Computer Center staff should you need additional computing resources.
 
I hope that this project will become a process of discovery for all of us, as
we learn together to incorporate new technology into the study of Shakespeare.
I also hope that you will enjoy the process, as you express yourself creatively
through this group endeavor.
 
For next Monday, you'll need to have chosen what passage you intend to annotate
(and you'll need to clear that choice with me). By the following Monday (when
your Essay 2 is due as well), you'll need to hand in a bibliography of outside
works that you will draw on in creating your hypertext document.  When you
return from the Thanksgiving Recess, I expect you to be ready to work on your
projects immediately, so that you'll be able to take full advantage of your
limited time.
 
(3)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Kila D. Burton <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Tuesday, 15 Nov 1994 12:50:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Re: Doubling of Hamlet
 
Univ. of Md College Park's "Hamlet" of two years ago double casted the ghost
and the player king.  For me it emphasized Claudius' nefarious deed.
Interesting for the actors to play with the Player King's 'resemblance" to
Hamlet's father.
 
Kila Burton
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.