Teaching Shakespeare's Plays Through Scholarship and Performance




Brooklyn, NY


July 11-22, 2022


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




Theatre for a New Audience hosts K-12 teachers from across the country for "Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays through Scholarship and Performance." This in-depth professional development program uses a carefully integrated approach to explore text-based scholarship, contextual and original source material, language, and performance under the guidance of leading Shakespeare scholars and theatre practitioners. Participants will investigate the theme of the 2022 Institute, “Body Politics: Authority, Sex, and Resistance in Shakespeare’s Plays,” through three Shakespeare plays: Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and Othello. The Institute will be held at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Project Director(s)

Lindsay Tanner

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Krista Apple; Julie Crawford; Mario DiGangi; Claudia Zelevansky

Grantee Institution

Theatre for a New Audience

Funded through the Division of Education Programs