Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling


Decatur, GA



June 14 - June 26, 2020 Length: 2 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


Toby Emert



Located outside Atlanta, Agnes Scott College (ASC) will host a new summer institute designed primarily for 25 English teachers of grades 9-12. The theme of “translation,” as a means to contextualize Shakespeare’s art and to construct contemporary meaning, underpins ASC’s institute. It will be taught by an interdisciplinary team composed of a Project Director in English Education, a Professor of English and Shakespearean scholar, a Professor of Art, and an Associate Professor of History, supported by a consultant digital curator, an experienced theater educator, and two accomplished K-12 teachers. The institute will guide participants in an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet, exploring the plays’ folk and fairy tales roots as well as 21st-century approaches to teaching Shakespeare, including digital storytelling (DST).

Project Director(s)

Toby Emert

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Charlotte Artese, Shelby Coffin, Laura Cole, Robin Morris, Nell Ruby, Kayla Kamibayashi Shipp, Nikki Steverson

Grantee Institution

Agnes Scott College