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Teaching Shakespeare's Language with Russ McDonald, Thursday, September 24th at 3pm EDT

Blog Post created by gillian.daniels Employee on Sep 16, 2015
Teaching Shakespeare’s Language
A webinar with Russ McDonald,
co-author of The Bedford Shakespeare

Shakespeare cover
Join master teacher and Shakespeare scholar Russ McDonald
Thursday, September 24th, at 3 p.m. E.D.T.

for a lively webinar for teachers and fellow scholars on helping students engage with, understand, and enjoy Shakespeare’s langua
ge.
(Please remember to clear your cache if you have trouble accessing the link.)

Discuss strategies for teaching

  • how shifts in pronouns from “you” to “thou” can indicate an insult
  • how tropes, punning, and wordplay serve multiple functions
  • how the Oxford English Dictionary illuminates the connotations of key words like “honour,” “will,” “nature,” “art,” and “nothing”


Russ McDonald author photo.jpgRuss McDonald is Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London, author of The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare, and co-author of The Bedford Shakespeare. The winner of multiple awards for distinguished teaching, including North Carolina Professor of the Year, he helped to direct the NEH-sponsored Teaching Shakespeare Institute for secondary teachers at the Folger Library. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Mellon Foundation. In 2010 to 2011, he served as President of the Shakespeare Association of America.  

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