Will & the WebShakespeare and the InternetChris Lima, Open UniversityIATEFL 2013
Overview Context and syllabus Using literature and new technologies Activities: Henry V Activities: Othello Extending classroom discussions Questions Links and bibliography
My Context English for Academic Purposes Undergraduate Erasmus / Study Abroad Programme B2 / C1 Two free-standing terms Two-hour session once a week Ten-week terms Two academic essays Credit bearing modules
The syllabus Language – literature – literary criticism Four skills (reading +) Academic writing Four genres Text - Performance Independent learning
‘It is meat and drink to me’ As You Like It Make technology part of your everyday teaching Make it part of your lesson Make it match your objectives Make it simple Make it engaging Make it accessible Make it feasible Make it part of the homework
‘It’s all one to me’ Troilus and Cressida YouTube Podcasts Google images Shakespearean websites E-texts Blogs Social media Discussion forums Online glossary Concordances Scholarly databases VLE Apps
What calls your attention? Message Setting Language Acting Clothes Colours Music
DiscussWhat are thesimilarities anddifferencesbetween the twoscenes?
Find out What are the main Circle at least 10 messages in both key words that are speeches? used in both texts. How similar is the Underline at least 5 language they expressions or use? phrases that have similar meaning in both texts.
What would you do ifone of your best friendstold you that yourboyfriend/girlfriend ischeating on you?
Discuss Isit easier to understand the dialogue after you watched it performed? Why do you think Branagh has adapted the text? How do the changes affect your understanding of the scene?
‘Too much of a good thing’ As You Like It The Works Playing (with) Shakespeare Academic sources Resources for teachers & students Online Reading Group
‘All that glitters is not gold’ The Merchant of Venice Technology can be unreliable Technology does not replace reading Technology does not replace the theatre Technology does not replace thinking Technology does not teach for you
‘And farewell friends’ The Merchant of Venice Suggestions for further reading