The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0082 Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Subject: PowerPoint Presentations of the Early Modern Period
Comment: SHK 21.0077 PowerPoint Presentations of the Early Modern Period
Thanks who all who have written and expressed such kind words about me and my work. I put together many teaching resources over the years, and it seemed to me such a waste to let them languish on my hard drive when they might be able to do some good.
If any of you encountered difficulties, the problem was undoubtedly that in my haste not all of the files had uploaded to the server. At this point, there are only a few of the long (i.e., complete files still uploading). All others are in place.
I also have redone my Ideology and Tudor/Stewart Chronology presentations.
Here then are the files, should you be interested.
Life -- Shakespeare's Life and Works -- more than 240 slides of 1) portraits, images of Shakespeare from Droeshout engraving and Holy Trinity bust through others with varying claims to authenticity as well as imaginative interpretations of them; 2) images from Warwickshire to London situating Shakespeare in a visual context, including satellite images of Stratford-upon-Avon to provide a sense of the relative spatial relations between places in Shakespeare's hometown (such as walking distance from "birthplace/father's workshop" to market).
Texts -- The Transmission of Shakespeare's Texts -- approximately 100 slides. I begin with one of the most familiar passages in the Shakespearean canon: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet." as it appears in modern editions and then I go to the passage as it appears in Q1, Q2, and F1 as a starting place for discussing textual transmission and "New Textualism." "Is it e'en so? Then I defy you, stars." This presentation also examines printing house practices.
Theater -- Shakespeare's Theater -- 300+ slides, Classical Drama (Greek and Roman), Medieval Rebirth, Development of English Drama (Slides in this presentation collection could be used for the broadest overview in a survey course to any number of individual course or courses in and of themselves). The presentation begins with an inordinate amount of text but bear with it later interesting images later I hope you will find. (Grammar by Yoda.)
Ideology -- The Dominant Ideology -- 40+ slides, PowerPoint transformation of lecture on the Dominant Ideology, what 20 years ago I called the Elizabethan World Picture with what I consider one of my favorite quotations, "When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me?"
Chronology -- The Tudors and Stuarts Chronology -- a series of headshots from a book I donated to the Folger Shakespeare Library of portraits of the Tudor and Stuart monarch of Britain and historical persons of interest during their reigns. If you have an interest in any of these portraits, please contact me for further information about them.
Once again, I suggest you begin with the *_1.ppt version of what interests you. Should it download properly and open properly, you should proceed to the remaining smaller files in the presentation. When you have downloaded all, then you should reassemble into the larger file as it is intended to be. You would only need the zip files if you have trouble with the regular versions.
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