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Theatre for a New Audience (New York, NY 10014-2840)
Katie Beganics (Project Director: February 2015 to present)

Scholarship and Performance: Teaching Shakespeare's Plays

A two-week institute for twenty-five school teachers focusing on themes of justice and equity in William Shakespeare’s plays A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello.

Theatre for a New Audience requests a grant of $138,609 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a two-week Summer Institute for school teachers in the summer of 2016 on Scholarship and Performance: A Combined Approach to Teaching Shakespeare's Plays. The Institute will be offered to 25 middle and high school teachers from around the country and will take place at Theatre for a New Audience's new home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York. Focusing on the themes of justice and equity in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and OTHELLO, the Institute uses a carefully integrated approach to exploring text-based scholarship, contextual and original source material, language, and performance.

Project fields:
Classical Literature; Theater History and Criticism

Institutes for School Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$138,609 (approved)
$138,609 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/18/2016 – 12/31/2016