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Folger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst College (Washington, DC 20003-1004)
Robert G. Young (Project Director: March 2009 to June 2012)

Institutes for K-12 Educators
Education Programs

$228,315 (approved)
$228,315 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2011

Funding details:
Original grant (2009) $218,315
Supplement (2010) $10,000

Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare 2010 Institute

A four-week school teacher institute for twenty-five participants to examine Shakespeare's plays.

Folger Shakespeare Library proposes Teaching Shakespeare 2010, a four-week summer institute for secondary school teachers. A group of 25 participants, working with a faculty of resident and visiting scholars, resident actors, and curriculum consultants, will undertake an intensive examination of I Henry IV, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, and Macbeth from the mutually illuminating perspectives of reading the texts closely, examining primary sources to reconstruct historical and cultural contexts, exploring the filmed versions and performance histories of the plays, and exploring performance possibilities. Participants will collaborate on new teaching strategies incorporating technology to be disseminated in classrooms and through the Folger website.