Teaching Shakespeare

Teaching Shakespeare

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English
256 Pages

Description

This contemplative anthology offers personal essays by noted scholars on a range of topics related to the teaching of Shakespeare. Ideal for the graduate student, it addresses many of the primary concerns and rewards of the discipline, drawing on the variety of special skills, interests, and experiences brought to the classroom by the volume's distinguished contributors.
  • Offers insight into the classroom practices, special skills, interests, and experiences of some of the most distinguished Shakespearean scholars in the field
  • Features essayists who reflect on the experience of teaching Shakespeare at university level; how they approach the subject and why they think it is important to teach
  • Provides anecdotal and practical advice for any reader interested in teaching the works of Shakespeare
  • Engagingly candid

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Published 30 January 2009
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EAN13 9781444303216
License: All rights reserved
Language English

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Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Passing it On Skip Shand
Contents
Part I: Mentoring 1 Teaching Shakespeare, Mentoring Shakespeareans Jean E. Howard
Part II: Text 2 Planned Obsolescence or Working at the Words Russ McDonald
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The Words: Teacher as Editor, Editor as Teacher David Bevington
Questions That Have No Answers Alexander Leggatt
Part III: Text and Performance 5 Teaching the Script Anthony B. Dawson
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A Test of Character Miriam Gilbert
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The Last Shakespeare Picture Show or Going to the Barricades Barbara Hodgdon
Part IV: Contexts (Institutional, Cultural, Historical) 8 Dancing and Thinking: Teaching “Shakespeare” in the Twenty-First Century Kate McLuskie 9 Communicating Differences: Gender, Feminism, and Queer Studies in the Changing Shakespeare Curriculum Ramona Wray
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Teaching Shakespeare and Race in the New Empire Ania Loomba
Learning to Listen: Shakespeare and Contexts Frances E. Dolan
Divided by a Common Bard? Learning and Teaching Shakespeare in the UK and USA Richard Dutton
Part V: And in Conclusion . . . 13 Playing Hercules or Laboring in My Vocation Carol Chillington Rutter
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