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CONFERENCE: Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0650.  Monday, 28 August 1995.
 
From:           Curt L. Tofteland <
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Date:           Sunday, 27 Aug 1995 15:17:52 -0400
Subject:        International Conference
 
International Conference on TEACHING SHAKESPEARE THROUGH PERFORMANCE.
 
February 29, March 1-2, 1996
Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
 
The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is pleased to cosponsor the international
conference, "TEACHING SHAKESPEARE THROUGH PERFORMANCE," with the National
Conference for the Teachers of English (NCTE), the Folger Shakespeare Library,
and the Greater Louisville English Council.
 
The purpose of this conference is to bring together English language arts
educators (grade 6 - college) and Shakespearean theatre professionals to gather
knowledge and skills for teaching Shakespeare through a performance-based
approach that integrates literature, language arts, theatre, music, dance,
visual arts, history, and social customs.
 
Keynote speakers include: Peggy O'Brien, director of education, Corporation for
Public Broadcasting and general editor of "Shakespeare Set Free."
 
Conference co-chairs: Curt L. Tofteland, Producing Director of the Kentucky
Shakespeare Festival; Janet Field-Pickering, Head of Education of the Folger
Shakespeare Library; Kathaleen Breen, Associate Director of the Kentucky
Shakespeare Festival's teacher training institute, FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE:
Teaching Shakespeare in the Classroom, and Patti Slagle, Greater Louisville
English Council.
 
The planning committee members are particularly interested in receiving
workshop proposals that focus on pragmatic classroom practices on how to:
 
* Implement performance-based Shakespearean study
* Unlock the richess of Shakespeare's language and imagery
* Develop classroom activities that encourage creativity
* Create practices that promote critical thinking
* Assess performance-based learning
* Integrate creative writing activities
* Select a play/scene to produce
* Empower students as actors and directors
* Engage students at all ability levels
* Utilize video and video cameras
* Develop critical viewing skills of staged or filmed
   performances
* Incorporate period dance and movement into performance
* Organize a student Shakespearean Scene Festival
 
GUIDELINES: Proposals are invited for 1 1/2 and 3 hour workshops.  They should
be 1-2 pages in length and include the title, objectives, a brief description
of the workshop, activities that involve participants, materials, equipment,
and a cover sheet with all presenters' names, home addresses, telephone
numbers, teaching/workshop experience, school/grade level or professional
theatre organization.
 
Send four copies to:            Pat Glazik
                                NCTE
                                1111 West Kenyon Road
                                Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096
                                217/328-0977 (fax)
 
NCTE is a not-for-profit, professional organization and does not reimburse
program presenters for travel or living expenses.
 
Final Deadline: October 15, 1995
 

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