One of the most thrilling new Shakespeare resources to appear on the scene has been created out of the English Department of the University of Sydney, a labour of love from Professor Liam Semler.
Shakespeare Reloaded is a whole new, holistic way of thinking about Shakespeare education. Stimulating, variegated and interactive, it includes reflective writing, activities, analysis, research, listings, links and pretty much everything else you can think of.
This resource will continue to expand and will be invaluable for teachers of all levels, students, and those who are simply interested in richer encounters with Shakespeare.
From La Trobe University and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Interpreting Shakespeare is a professional learning day which marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Thursday 28 July 2016, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Bring Shakespeare back to life in your classroom.
In conjunction with La Trobe University, ACMI invites teachers to bring Shakespeare back to life in their classrooms by spending a professional learning day Interpreting Shakespeare.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, this one-day professional learning program offers teachers stimulating and thought-provoking approaches to reading and teaching Shakespeare texts. Focusing on moving image and theatrical interpretations of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, this all-day program offers a range of perspectives to re-enliven this educational rite of passage.
“If Shakespeare were alive and writing today, would he be a screenwriter? Would he be adapting Game of Thrones?” said ACMI Education Programmer Susan Bye. “Together with La Trobe University, ACMI has developed a range of exciting approaches to show how each time one of Shakespeare’s plays is adapted for the screen or performed on stage, he is reborn. This learning day will equip teachers with techniques that will not only ensure Shakespeare remains relevant to today’s students, but vital. Long live the bard!”
Presenters include members of the English, Drama and Cinema programs at La Trobe, ACMI’s team of expert educators and special guest, Dr David McInnis, Gerry Higgins lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, University of Melbourne.
Registration: Teacher $110, Student Teacher $70, includes morning tea, lunch and resource pack.
As you would already know, since you have been reading all our posts on this page, the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is also his birthday. And that is next Saturday!
To celebrate, Melbourne filmmakers Shakespeare Republic are putting together a video, and they want you to join in. Make a “Happy Birthday Shakespeare” message and send it to them to be part of their special event.
Text reads: It’s nearly Shakespeare’s birthday, and Shakespeare Republic is celebrating! Send your ‘happy birthday Shakespeare’ video message of 15 seconds or less to email@example.com by Wednesday April 20th, 2016 to be included in our birthday video and join the international party! Do you #LoveTheBard?
Shakespeare performance in Auckland has been given an amazing boost with the appearance of the Pop-Up Globe.
Running performances from a whole range of companies since February, the theatre’s construction is based on years of research, from historians and theatre scholars including Associate Professor at Sydney University, Tim Fitzpatrick.
It is a wonderful tribute to what can be achieved with a combination of imagination, craft and passion.