Teaching Shakespeare - Forsooth

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    A couple of years ago I started a county-wide Student Shakespeare Festival (modeled on the Folger festival) and I had to present the concept to upper-level administrators from the 20 school districts in my county.  In a world where all of the funding and fuss was going into ...

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    Hi, I joined after attending NCTE this past month. I'm in my second year of teaching high school English at Vance County Early College High School in Henderson, NC. Last year, I taught "The Tempest" to my 10th graders and "Romeo and Juliet" to my 9th graders; this year, ...

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    John, this morning I thought of a more compelling argument.  Shakespeare's work was ripped from the headlines before we had headlines.  Every year at least one of his plays speaks to some current event in a chillingly prescient way.  This fall, for example, I saw  Measure ...

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    Ted,  Thanks for the insight. There are definitely some great directions we could take the curriculum, but my main hope is to include more plays. It just seems a shame to have a kid graduate high school with only having read one maybe two plays.  Cheers,  John Baum ------------------------------ ...

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    Mike,  I guess what I was hoping for was something to help me make an argument. I don't feel combatted by any means, but I get the feeling that some of the curricular decisions are set in stone and to make a change would be a big deal. As teachers, I think we all agree that ...

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