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Teaching Twelfth Night and Othello

Shakespeare Set Free


About The Book

The Folger Shakespeare Library, the nation's most important center for Shakespeare study and scholarship, is also the center for Shakespeare education. At the Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute, scholars, actors, and teachers from across the country work together at the business of teaching and learning Shakespeare.

This third volume of the Shakespeare Set Free series is written by institute faculty and participants. The volume sparkles with fine recent scholarship and the wisdom and wit of real classroom teachers in all kinds of schools all over the United States.
In this book, you'll find:
  • Clear and provocative essays written by leading scholars to refresh the teacher and challenge older students
  • Successful and plainly understandable techniques for teaching through performance
  • Ways to teach Shakespeare that successfully engage students of every grade and ability level in exploring Shakespeare's language and the magical worlds of the plays

Day-by-day teaching strategies for Twelfth Night and Othello—created, taught, written, and edited by teachers with real voices in real classrooms.

About The Author

Dr. Peggy O’Brien is a classroom teacher who founded the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Education Department in 1981. She set the Library’s mission for K–12 students and teachers then and began to put it in motion; among a range of other programs, she founded and directed the Library’s intensive Teaching Shakespeare Institute, was instigator and general editor of the popular Shakespeare Set Free series and expanded the Library’s education work across the country. In 1994, she took a short break from the Folger—twenty years—but returned to further expand the education work and to engage in the Folger’s transformation under the leadership of Library Director Michael Witmore. She is the instigator and general editor of The Folger Guides to Teaching Shakespeare series.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 1, 2006)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743288514

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