Theatre for a New Audience√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Shakespeare Fellows√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ Project has received a significant Faculty Humanities Workshop grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).√Ç¬† Although this is the program√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s third year of NEH funding, this year√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s grant represents the maximum possible amount the NEH awards in this funding category.√Ç¬† This increased gift allows the program to expand, doubling the number of participants and lead scholars.
The Shakespeare Fellows√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ Project is a two-week summer intensive open to New York City Public School English and Drama teachers.√Ç¬† Held at Columbia University, 34 classroom teachers will attend daily academic master classes and hands-on workshops that will teach practical skills for teaching Shakespeare to middle and high school students.√Ç¬† Participants, who are not required to have a background in Shakespeare, receive a $500 stipend, plus meals and subway transportation for the duration of the workshop.
This year√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s program will focus on the theme, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìThe Evolution of Love in Shakespeare√¢‚Ç¨¬ù through Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Dream, and Antony and Cleopatra.√Ç¬† Workshop teachers include professors Julie Crawford (Columbia) and Mario DiGangi (CUNY), as well as other Shakespeare scholars in conjunction with the Theatre√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s professional teaching artists.
Posted on August 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm
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