Shakespeare Teaches Teachers
A workshop by Mike LoMonico

January 2014
Located on Capitol Hill in
Washington, DC.
Home to the world’s
largest and finest
collection of Shakespeare
materials and ...
256,000 books
60,000 manuscripts
250,000 playbills
200 oil paintings
50,000
drawings, watercolor
s, prints, and
photographs; and a
wealth of other
materials, including
musical
instruments, co...
Folger Shakespeare Theater
The Great Hall
First Folio
First Folio 1623
 Contains 36 plays
 Published 7 years after Shakespeare died
 Half of the plays had not previously bee...
Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Making Shakespeare Editions Text Available Free
for Non-Commercial Use

"The most widely used electronic version of...
Folger Education
Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library
Some Random Thoughts about Teaching Shakespeare
It is more important to get
kids to like Shakespeare
than it is to get them to
understand every word.
The best way to get kids to
like Shakespeare is by
getting them to perform
Shakespeare.
Performing Shakespeare does not
mean having students sit at their
desks reading out loud, or having
students stand in fron...
Acting out a scene is a
form of close reading on
your feet.
Sometimes it is better to
do just part of a play
rather than the whole
play.
There are wonderful plays to
teach other than the Big 4
The best way to use video
may not always be
showing the DVD from
the beginning to the end.
A few tricks and gimmicks
are not enough to make a
Shakespeare learning
experience significant.
If you’re using a “modern” version of a Shakespeare
play, you’re not teaching Shakespeare.
When students use Web 2.0
technology to learn
Shakespeare, they are usually
using performance and doing a
close reading of...
Studying Shakespeare’s
life doesn’t really help
students understand the
plays.
Designing Globe Theaters out of sugar
cubes and Popsicle sticks, making
Elizabethan newspapers, designing
costumes, doing ...
O
int. Expressing (according to intonation)
surprise, frustration, discomfort, longing, disappoin
tment, sorrow, relief, h...
Subtext
sub⋅text /ˈ
–noun
the underlying or implicit
meaning, as of a literary work.
Tone
A particular
quality, pitch, modulation, or inflexion
of the voice expressing or indicating
affirmation, interrogatio...
surprised
Angry
afraid
exhausted
sad
suspicious
excited
awe
lusty
contempt
Stress
Relative loudness or force of vocal utterance; a
greater degree of vocal force characterizing one
syllable as compa...
I didn’t say he killed our King
I didn’t say he killed our King
I didn’t say he killed our King
I didn’t say he killed our King
I didn’t say he killed our King
I didn’t say he killed our King
I didn’t say he killed our King
I shall, in all my best, obey you, Madam.
Hamlet 1.2
Some lines from Shakespeare
O, how I love thee! how I dote on thee!
(lusty)
O, for a stone-bow, to hit him in the eye!
(angry)
O, I am out of breath in this fond chase!
(exhausted)
O, I am fortune’s fool!
(regret)
O, speak again, bright angel!
(lusty)
O lamentable day!
(misery)
O, she doth teach the torches to burn
bright!
(excited)
O me, O me! My child, my only life.
(distraught)
O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?
(disappointed)
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?

(fear)
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?

(horror)
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?

(sorrow)
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?

(anger)
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
Our play is done!
(relief)
Folger Shakespeare Library
This presentation is available at
www.slideshare.net (search: mikelomo)
Contact me at mike@lomonico.com
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  1. 1. Shakespeare Teaches Teachers A workshop by Mike LoMonico January 2014
  2. 2. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art Folger Shakespeare Library
  3. 3. 256,000 books 60,000 manuscripts 250,000 playbills 200 oil paintings
  4. 4. 50,000 drawings, watercolor s, prints, and photographs; and a wealth of other materials, including musical instruments, costum es, and films.
  5. 5. Folger Shakespeare Theater
  6. 6. The Great Hall
  7. 7. First Folio
  8. 8. First Folio 1623  Contains 36 plays  Published 7 years after Shakespeare died  Half of the plays had not previously been published, including Macbeth, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew  Only 232 copies of the book, which sold for 20 shillings (about $200 in 1623) are thought to exist.  Folger Shakespeare Library has 82 copies  Kodama Library at Meisei University in Tokyo has 12
  9. 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
  10. 10. Folger Making Shakespeare Editions Text Available Free for Non-Commercial Use "The most widely used electronic version of the plays—the Globe Edition (1864)—is over a century old, and I believe the Folger Editions will take its place as the electronic edition of record for Shakespeare's plays.“ — Michael Witmore Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
  11. 11. Folger Education
  12. 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
  13. 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
  14. 14. Some Random Thoughts about Teaching Shakespeare
  15. 15. It is more important to get kids to like Shakespeare than it is to get them to understand every word.
  16. 16. The best way to get kids to like Shakespeare is by getting them to perform Shakespeare.
  17. 17. Performing Shakespeare does not mean having students sit at their desks reading out loud, or having students stand in front of the room reading out loud, or the teacher acting out scenes for the class.
  18. 18. Acting out a scene is a form of close reading on your feet.
  19. 19. Sometimes it is better to do just part of a play rather than the whole play.
  20. 20. There are wonderful plays to teach other than the Big 4
  21. 21. The best way to use video may not always be showing the DVD from the beginning to the end.
  22. 22. A few tricks and gimmicks are not enough to make a Shakespeare learning experience significant.
  23. 23. If you’re using a “modern” version of a Shakespeare play, you’re not teaching Shakespeare.
  24. 24. When students use Web 2.0 technology to learn Shakespeare, they are usually using performance and doing a close reading of the text.
  25. 25. Studying Shakespeare’s life doesn’t really help students understand the plays.
  26. 26. Designing Globe Theaters out of sugar cubes and Popsicle sticks, making Elizabethan newspapers, designing costumes, doing a scavenger hunt on the Internet, or doing a report on Elizabethan sanitary conditions has nothing to do with a student’s appreciation of Shakespeare’s language.
  27. 27. O int. Expressing (according to intonation) surprise, frustration, discomfort, longing, disappoin tment, sorrow, relief, hesitation, etc. Used mainly in imperative, optative, or exclamatory sentences or phrases, as in O take me back again!, O for another glimpse of it!, O the pity of it!, O dear!; often also emphatically in O yes, O no, O indeed, etc The Oxford English Dictionary
  28. 28. Subtext sub⋅text /ˈ –noun the underlying or implicit meaning, as of a literary work.
  29. 29. Tone A particular quality, pitch, modulation, or inflexion of the voice expressing or indicating affirmation, interrogation, hesitation, decision, or some feeling or emotion; vocal expression. --The Oxford English Dictionary
  30. 30. surprised
  31. 31. Angry
  32. 32. afraid
  33. 33. exhausted
  34. 34. sad
  35. 35. suspicious
  36. 36. excited
  37. 37. awe
  38. 38. lusty
  39. 39. contempt
  40. 40. Stress Relative loudness or force of vocal utterance; a greater degree of vocal force characterizing one syllable as compared with other syllables of the word, or one part of a syllable as compared with the rest; stress-accent. Also, superior loudness of voice as a means of emphasizing one or more of the words of a sentence more than the rest. Oxford English Dictionary
  41. 41. I didn’t say he killed our King
  42. 42. I didn’t say he killed our King
  43. 43. I didn’t say he killed our King
  44. 44. I didn’t say he killed our King
  45. 45. I didn’t say he killed our King
  46. 46. I didn’t say he killed our King
  47. 47. I didn’t say he killed our King
  48. 48. I shall, in all my best, obey you, Madam. Hamlet 1.2
  49. 49. Some lines from Shakespeare
  50. 50. O, how I love thee! how I dote on thee! (lusty)
  51. 51. O, for a stone-bow, to hit him in the eye! (angry)
  52. 52. O, I am out of breath in this fond chase! (exhausted)
  53. 53. O, I am fortune’s fool! (regret)
  54. 54. O, speak again, bright angel! (lusty)
  55. 55. O lamentable day! (misery)
  56. 56. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! (excited)
  57. 57. O me, O me! My child, my only life. (distraught)
  58. 58. O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied? (disappointed)
  59. 59. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood? (fear)
  60. 60. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood? (horror)
  61. 61. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood? (sorrow)
  62. 62. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood? (anger)
  63. 63. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
  64. 64. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
  65. 65. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
  66. 66. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
  67. 67. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
  68. 68. O God! did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?
  69. 69. Our play is done! (relief)
  70. 70. Folger Shakespeare Library
  71. 71. This presentation is available at www.slideshare.net (search: mikelomo) Contact me at mike@lomonico.com

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