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Summer Shakespeare Institute
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0611  Friday, 1 April 2005

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Thursday, 31 Mar 2005 21:37:48 -0500
Subject:        Summer Shakespeare Institute

The Actors' Shakespeare Project, in conjunction with Emerson College, is
applying for a grant, jointly funded by the National Endowment for the
Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, for a summer Institute for
Teachers, which would bring 20-24 secondary school teachers from around
New England to Boston for 5 days in July for intensive study of *Julius
Caesar*, leading toward the development of widely replicable secondary
school curricula centered on "anchor works" of art.

ASP needs at least two established academic authorities to lead segments
of the program. We are particularly interested in people with expertise
in (1) study of (early modern) MATERIAL CULTURE as a way to approach
plays and other works of art; (2) effective classroom use of
contemporary TECHNOLOGY.

We invite inquiries from both residents of New England, and other people
who will be working and/or vacationing in New England in July. The
commitment is not great: (1) primary responsibility for one half-day
session, in downtown Boston, during the period of July 19-22, focused on
either material culture or technology; (2) willingness to remain
available to the teachers by phone or email during the period from July
to early December when the curricula developed by the teachers as part
of the Institute are being tested in their schools.

In exchange, contributing scholars will receive a modest but not trivial
honorarium, and the satisfaction of being involved in a project that is
designed to improve the teaching of Shakespeare and other major artists
across the country.

The deadline for receipt of the application is April 5. If you are
interested, please let me know before midday MONDAY, APRIL 4. (I'd have
done this sooner but was out of the loop in Bermuda). I will be happy to
answer questions. You can look at the official project description on line:

     http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/institutes.html

The project strongly involves the play as performed; responsibility for
that aspect of the work belongs to the Actors' Shakespeare Project. For
information about them see their website:

     http.//www.actorsshakespeareproject.org.

David Evett

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