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ES-256873-17

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1004)
Margaret H. O'Brien (Project Director: March 2017 to present)

Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute

A four-week institute for twenty-five schoolteachers on William Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 1, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to be held at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Folger Shakespeare Library proposes Teaching Shakespeare 2018, a four-week institute for secondary school teachers. A group of 25 participants will undertake an intensive study of the intellectual, pedagogical, and theatrical challenges of three Shakespeare plays, I HENRY VI, MACBETH, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, with an emphasis on the making of history. Working with a faculty of scholars, theater professionals, and mentor teachers, the participants will explore successful strategies for teaching these plays, while creating new materials to use in their own classrooms and share with other teachers around the country. Participants and institute faculty will approach these works via primary resources in order to reconstruct historical and cultural contexts; study production history; engage in theatrical practice; and explore digital collections in order to bring the plays across to a new generation of high school students.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$214,325 (approved)
$214,325 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 12/31/2018