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Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture

Playing with Shakespeare Event

5 July 2011
Nuffield Theatre University Road Southampton SO17 1TR

Event details

A full day workshop

A workshop and exchange of views for teachers of Shakespeare in primary, secondary and tertiary education with Ros King, Professor of English, University of Southampton, author of A Beginner's Guide to Shakespeare (Oneworld Publications, 2011) and Patrick Sandford, Artistic Director of the Nuffield Theatre.

The object of the day is to

  • banish the myth that Shakespeare's language is difficult because it is four hundred years old
  • grow teacher confidence in the use of practical drama techniques
  • share ideas, problems and strategies
  • develop continuity in the Shakespeare experience from primary to tertiary levels of education
  • grow audiences for Shakespeare
  • explore ways in which teachers at all levels can make the Southampton area a beacon of excellence for young people's involvement with Shakespeare
  • learn from primary and secondary teachers about the challenges which university researchers and teachers of Shakespeare should address

The day will include:

  • Talk by Ros King, ‘Finding Pleasure in Shakespeare's Language'
  • Practical workshop with Patrick Sandford, ‘Making it real'
  • Discussion on problems and opportunities for Shakespeare in the curriculum
  • Sharing ideas on teaching strategies

This event, including lunch, is free thanks to the Edyth Jeffries Shakespeare Project, University of Southampton.

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