Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling





June 13-25, 2021 (2 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling is a new two-week summer institute for 25 English teachers of grades 9-12, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The theme of “translation,” as a means to contextualize Shakespeare’s art and to construct contemporary meaning, underpins the institute, which will be held on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia (near Atlanta). 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; Toby Emert; Robin Morris; Nell Ruby; Nikki Smith

Grantee Institution

Agnes Scott College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs