Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling




Decatur, GA


June 16-28, 2024


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



404-471-6897; 404-934-6426

"Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling” is a two-week summer institute 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 the institute, which will be offered as a residential program on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, in the summer of 2024.

It will be taught by an interdisciplinary team composed of a Project Director in English Education and Theater, 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 four accomplished K-12 teachers. The institute will guide participants in an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and The Taming of the Shrew, 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; Laura Cole; Robin Morris; Nell Ruby; Kayla Shipp

Grantee Institution

Agnes Scott College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs