"Teaching Shakespeare’s Language" featuring Russ McDonald, co-author of The Bedford Shakespeare

Video created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Oct 7, 2015

    A lively webinar for teachers and fellow scholars on helping students engage with, understand, and enjoy Shakespeare’s language.

    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”