How to Think Like Shakespeare
Title How to Think Like Shakespeare PDF eBook
Author Scott Newstok
Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 206
Release 2021-08-31
Genre Education
ISBN 0691227691

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"This book offers a short, spirited defense of rhetoric and the liberal arts as catalysts for precision, invention, and empathy in today's world. The author, a professor of Shakespeare studies at a liberal arts college and a parent of school-age children, argues that high-stakes testing and a culture of assessment have altered how and what students are taught, as courses across the arts, humanities, and sciences increasingly are set aside to make room for joyless, mechanical reading and math instruction. Students have been robbed of a complete education, their imaginations stunted by this myopic focus on bare literacy and numeracy. Education is about thinking, Newstok argues, rather than the mastery of a set of rigidly defined skills, and the seemingly rigid pedagogy of the English Renaissance produced some of the most compelling and influential examples of liberated thinking. Each of the fourteen chapters explores an essential element of Shakespeare's world and work, aligns it with the ideas of other thinkers and writers in modern times, and suggests opportunities for further reading. Chapters on craft, technology, attention, freedom, and related topics combine past and present ideas about education to build a case for the value of the past, the pleasure of thinking, and the limitations of modern educational practices and prejudices"--

Lessons from Shakespeare’s Classroom
Title Lessons from Shakespeare’s Classroom PDF eBook
Author Robin Lithgow
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 247
Release 2022-12-30
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 1000830136

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This volume explores the relationship between the emphasis on performance in Elizabethan humanist education and the flourishing of literary brilliance around the turn of the sixteenth century. This study asks us what lessons we can learn today from Shakespeare’s Latin grammar school. What were the cognitive benefits of an education so deeply rooted in what Demosthenes and Quintilian called "actio"—acting? Because of the vast difference between educational practice then and now, we have not often followed one essential thread: the focus on performance. This study examines the connections relevant to the education offered in schools today. This book will be of great interest to teachers, scholars, and administrators in performing arts and education.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race
Title The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race PDF eBook
Author Ayanna Thompson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 518
Release 2021-02-25
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1108623298

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race shows teachers and students how and why Shakespeare and race are inseparable. Moving well beyond Othello, the collection invites the reader to understand racialized discourses, rhetoric, and performances in all of Shakespeare's plays, including the comedies and histories. Race is presented through an intersectional approach with chapters that focus on the concepts of sexuality, lineage, nationality, and globalization. The collection helps students to grapple with the unique role performance plays in constructions of race by Shakespeare (and in Shakespearean performances), considering both historical and contemporary actors and directors. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race will be the first book that truly frames Shakespeare studies and early modern race studies for a non-specialist, student audience.

The Elements of Visual Grammar
Title The Elements of Visual Grammar PDF eBook
Author Angela Riechers
Publisher Princeton University Press
Pages 240
Release 2024-02-06
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 0691231222

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A color-illustrated introduction to the basic principles of visual language that every content creator and consumer needs to know The right images capture attention, pique curiosity, and inspire viewers to stick around long enough to read any accompanying text. Nearly everyone today needs to use or understand images in communications of all kinds, from the most formal professional publication to the most casual social media post, and knowing the basics of visual language is essential for content creators and consumers alike. However, most people aren’t taught visual grammar unless they go into art- or design-related fields. The Elements of Visual Grammar explains image use in any media in practical terms for writers, scholars, and other professionals. Award-winning art director and design professor Angela Riechers offers a flexible set of principles and best practices for selecting images that work—and using them in the most persuasive way. The result is an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to learn how to work more successfully with images and words. Features more than 200 color illustrations—drawn from a wide range of styles, media, and eras—that demonstrate the principles of visual grammar and how images can support and enhance written content Defines and illustrates the basic elements of images, describes how images function within text regardless of media, and explains how to choose images and integrate them with text Introduces the practical, cultural, conceptual, and scientific factors that influence image use Analyzes images by function and describes ways to employ symbolism, synecdoche, allegory, metaphor, analogy, and iconography

Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Major
Title Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Major PDF eBook
Author M. Tyler Sasser
Publisher Springer Nature
Pages 250
ISBN 3031242246

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Computers, Thinking and Learning
Title Computers, Thinking and Learning PDF eBook
Author David Nettelbeck
Publisher ACER Press
Pages 178
Release 2005-02-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1417588640

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Computers, Thinking and Learning provides teachers with successful strategies for implementing the full potential of ICT in middle and upper school humanities classrooms.

Shakespeare and YouTube
Title Shakespeare and YouTube PDF eBook
Author Stephen O'Neill
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 223
Release 2014-04-24
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1472500288

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The video-sharing platform YouTube signals exciting opportunities and challenges for Shakespeare studies. As patron, distributor and archive, YouTube occasions new forms of user-generated Shakespeares, yet a reduced Bard too, subject to the distractions of the contemporary networked mediascape. This book identifies the genres of YouTube Shakespeare, interpreting them through theories of remediation and media convergence and as indices of Shakespeare's shifting cultural meanings. Exploring the intersection of YouTube's participatory culture – its invitation to 'Broadcast Yourself' – with its corporate logic, the book argues that YouTube Shakespeare is a site of productive tension between new forms of self-expression and the homogenizing effects of mass culture. Stephen O'Neill unfolds the range of YouTube's Bardic productions to elaborate on their potential as teaching and learning resources. The book importantly argues for a critical media literacy, one that attends to identity constructions and to the politics of race and gender as they emerge through Shakespeare's new media forms. Shakespeare and YouTube will be of interest to students and scholars of Shakespearean drama, poetry and adaptations, as well as to new media studies.