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First Folio Teaches Teachers Workshops
March 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CSTFree
Through discussion and hands-on activities, teachers will explore what makes the First Folio worth teaching and studying, and gain a set of strategies for connecting students directly with this volume.
Likewise, teachers will practice classroom activities that bring students closer to Shakespeare and printing history including:
- Folding Folio sheets
- Comparing Quarto and Folio versions of the same scene
- Questioning language choices
- Performing textual variants in groups
After this will follow an introduction to interactive techniques designed to connect all kinds of students with Shakespeare’s language. Teachers will learn pre-reading and reading strategies that draw on performance and scholarship to engage students with Shakespeare’s texts.
At the conclusion of the 4-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the collections and exhibitions of Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, the special collections library on the campus of Texas A&M University, and learn more about the resources available.
Lunch included. This event requires registration.
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Texas A&M Department of English and the University Libraries.