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Leslie Healey

SHAKESPEARE flashmob - 12 views

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    Folger Library's great flashmob idea for Will's Bday (data day?)
Dana Huff

Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Printable Handbooks - 15 views

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    Chicago Shakespeare Theater has printable handbooks for many of Shakespeare's plays. "Each of our entirely original teacher handbooks includes active, engaging teaching activities, 400 years of critical thinking, synopses, and much more. Teaching activities-all aligned with the Common Core State Standards-are designed to draw upon some of the same practices and techniques that actors use in the rehearsal process to break open Shakespeare's challenging language."
Adam Babcock

If Romeo and Juliet had mobile phones | Networked - 13 views

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      Yeah... but "wherefore" translates to "why" in our contemporary language...
  • would have allowed Romeo and Juliet to move around, liberated from locale and parental surveillance. They would have been less worried about their families when they were figuring out where to meet. At the same time, their parents would have felt reassured because they could call their children and ask where they were and what they were doing. But, would Romeo and Juliet have told the truth? A location-aware app would also have been useful for parents in tracking them. Or they might have prowled friends’ Facebook updates or photo albums for clues.
  • Romeo and Juliet could find each other now because mobility means accessibility and availability. They’d be on each other’s top-five speed dial. And they would probably have had a location-aware app that that showed exactly where each other were: no wandering the streets of Verona looking for each other.
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  • Public spaces have become more silent, as people concentrate on their text messages, while downwardly-peering texters have limited eye contact.
  • Imagine Romeo making plans to meet Juliet in the park, but his father calls to say that he has to come home immediately. At least, the mobile connection would have allowed Romeo to alert Juliet to his role conflict and possible absence.
  • As long as they talked or texted in private, neither the Montagues nor the Capulets would know – unless, of course, they snuck peeks at the list of previous calls and texts on the phones. Instead of a phone ringing in a home—where all would hear it and possibly become part of the conversation—internet communication and mobile communication are usually exchanges between two individuals.
  • Mobile contact has become multigenerational, as teens—and even children—are increasingly getting their own mobile phones. This affords people of all ages opportunities to become more autonomous agents.
  • As they grew up, Romeo and Juliet had gotten past their childhoods of being household and neighborhood bound.  They made contact by encounters in public places. Teens still do that—the shopping mall is the new agora—but their mobile phones also afford continuous contact with their homes and distant friends.
  • If they are right, Romeo and Juliet might never look up from their mobile phones to see each other. Or, would the course of true love have led them away from their screens and into each other’s arms?
  • The story of Romeo and Juliet is the story of two individuals escaping the bounds of their densely knit groups. It is a story of the social network revolution that began well before Facebook: the move from group-bound societies to networked individuals. This turn to networked individualism transforms communication from being place-based to person-based.
Berylaube 00

CliffsNotes Films - 3 views

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    Join Cliff and experience some of Shakespeare's classics as you have never seen before. Mark Burnett, Coalition Films, Josh Faure-Brac and Cambio will be bringing you Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, and more. Click here to see them all now!
Tania Sheko

The Merchant of Venice - Book Graphics - 4 views

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    The Merchant of Venice - Book graphics - illustrations by Sir James D. Linton. 
Tania Sheko

ShakespeareHelp - Merchant of Venice Lesson Plans, Merchant of Venice Quizzes, Help wit... - 1 views

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    The merchant of Venice lesson plans by ShakespeareHelp.com
Tania Sheko

Three Scenes, Three Societies, Three Shylocks - 2 views

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    Essay about Shakespeare's 'The merchant of Venice" by Mary Ellen Dakin
Suzanne Rogers

2aImpressionist Does Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices 2c 0f - YouTube - 7 views

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    Jim Meskimen performs Clarence's speech from William Shakespeare's Richard III as a number of different celebrities, from George Clooney to Droopy Dog.
Leslie Healey

Shakespeare Goes to the Movies « Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY - 9 views

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    NEW SHAKESPEARE MOVIES COMING
Dana Huff

YouTube - theproselytizer's Channel - 1 views

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    Robbing the Bard: The story of how a stolen Shakespeare First Folio appeared in the Folger Shakespeare Library. Narrated by David Tennant.
Dana Huff

Why Shakespeare never fails to get brains buzzing | Books | The Observer - 9 views

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    Reading Shakespeare makes you smarter!
Dana Huff

King Lear and Medicare Politics - 2 views

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    This article on the blog Better Living Through Beowulf might be an interesting way to connect King Lear to modern politics.
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