Tag Archives: education

Celebrating Ovid 2000 years on

2017 marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of the Roman writer Ovid, whose  Metamorphoses has continued to be one of the most influential of literary works. As Shakespeare’s favourite writer, the RSC, and its current Artistic Director Gregory Doran … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare on Stage, Sources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Celebrating Ovid 2000 years on

Shakespeare, culture and the digital

On Monday 3 July it was announced that the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) would change its name to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Sadly this has nothing to do with digital developments in the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shakespeare, culture and the digital

Shakespeare Week 2015

We’re right in the middle of Shakespeare Week, running from 16-22 March. There have been Shakespeare weeks before, but last year, in 2014, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust embarked on a mission to give primary school children a great first encounter … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Shakespeare Week 2015

The British Shakespeare Association, Education and reality TV

Almost every Shakespeare-related cultural organisation puts education high on its agenda, in particular offering to help teachers engage their students. While many are in effect promoting their own services, the British Shakespeare Association “is a professional association and registered charity … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The British Shakespeare Association, Education and reality TV

Shakespeare and Education

Recently the Huffington Post published an article written by a teenager about how Shakespeare should be taught, specifically to ten-year olds. She remembered her own experience “when I moved up to secondary school I was thrown into the deep end; … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Shakespeare's World | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shakespeare for children: Charles and Mary Lamb

In a recent survey of childrens’ favourite books A A Milne’s much-loved Winnie the Pooh, written in 1926 came top. Second, perhaps more surprisingly, came the even older and quirkier Alice in Wonderland, published in 1865. Given that most of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shakespeare for children: Charles and Mary Lamb

Celebrating 450: the Shakespeare legacy

As I write, we’re reaching the end of the celebrations for Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary. It’s an extraordinary record, and academic Jonathan Bate has recently written about Shakespeare’s status as universal cultural icon. Bate suggests that although the 1964 celebrations were large, they … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Stratford-upon-Avon | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Celebrating 450: the Shakespeare legacy

Online courses for Shakespeare: here, there and everywhere

In the last year or two developments in online learning have thrown the world of education into turmoil. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have tremendous potential: in a radio programme a few months ago Coursera, the main US provider of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Online courses for Shakespeare: here, there and everywhere

Getting to grips with Shakespeare in Education

This week I attended a symposium titled Shakespeare in Education: Current Trends and New Directions, organised and led by students of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. Just between you and me, I was hoping to spend most of the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Encouraging the sense of wonder: Educating with Shakespeare

Funding and the arts is a subject that never drops off the agenda completely, but since Arts Minister Maria Miller’s speech about funding, indicating that the arts needed to think more about profit, arts organisations and their supporters have been … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Encouraging the sense of wonder: Educating with Shakespeare