Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0811. Wednesday, 18 October 1995.
From: Curt L. Tofteland <
Date: Tuesday, 17 Oct 1995 22:35:46 -0400
Subject: Fwd: Conference on "Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance"
International Conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky February 29,
March 1 & 2, 1996
"Teaching Shakespeare through Performance" is an international conference
bringing together English language arts educators (grade 6 - college) and
Shakespeare theatre professionals to exchange skills for teaching Shakespeare
through a performance-based approach that integrates literature, language arts,
theatre, music, dance, visual arts, history, and social customs.
The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, National Council of Teachers of English,
Folger Shakespeare Library and the Greater Louisville English Council are
co-sponsoring this conference in Louisville, Kentucky February 29, March 1 & 2,
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Classroom teachers in the English language arts (grades 6 - college),
curriculum specialists, and theatre professionals who wish to:
* implement a performace-based study of Shakespeare
* empower students as actors and directors
* select a play/scene to produce
* unlock the mysteries of Shakespeare's language and imagery
* incorporate period dance and movement into performance
* organize a Shakespearean Scene Festival
* plan classroom activities that encourage creativity
* develop practices that promote critical thinking
* assess learning of the performance process
* integrate creative writing activities
* utilize video and hands-on activites
* encourage visual and hands-on activites
* engage students at all ability levels
FEATURED PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:
* Christine Adaire, "Discovering Your Natural Voice through Shakespeare:
the Linkletter Approach"
* Kathaleen Breen, "Teaching the Tempting and Tempestuous TEMPEST"
* Josh Cabot & Heather Lester, "Youths that Thunder at a Play-house: How to
stage a Shakespearean Scene Festival at any Level"
* Carole Cox, "Shakespeare for Kids: Performing the Play with Younger
* Donna Denize, "OTHELLO: The seven Deadly sins"
* Janet Field-Pickering, "Of Bears and Chairs and Empty
Spaces: Staging Scenes in the Classroom"
* Hal M. Foster, "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Marathon: Performing the Play"
* Barry Gaines, "The Challenge of Editing Shakespeare"
* Michael LoMonico, Nancy Goodwin, Martha Harris, "OTHELLO: Sex, Lies, Race,
* Jerry Maguire, "Wills Review: Real Live High School Students Perorming
* John Murphy, "KING LEAR: Working With Shakespeare in the California Prison
* Martha Christian Mutrie, "Shakespeare for the Reluctant Learner"
* Louisa Newlin, " Comedy in the Classroom: Staging Scenes from TWELFTH
* Skip Nicholson, "Teaching Shakespeare's Language"
* Patricia G. Ocanas, "Ruining Shakespeare's Bad Reputation"
* Randal Robinson, "Commanding Shakespeare's Language: Exercises and Schemes
for Student Actors"
* Curt L. Tofteland, "Eliminating ShakesFear: Rhythm is One Answer"
* James R. Tompkins, "Staging Movement and Dance in ROMEO AND JULIET"
NCTE member $120.00
Full-time student $ 70.00
Registration includes all conference workshops & materials, a Friday Luncheon
and morning refreshments.
BROWN HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS
Single Room $78.00 per night
Double Room $88.00 per night
Parking in Hotel Garage $7.00 per day
Questions can be addressed by telephone:
Curt L. Tofteland, Producing Director
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
or by e-mail:
To request a complete brochure on all conference activites, please call NCTE
at 217/328-3870, extension 203.