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O, What Learning Is! | Utah competition concludes, Shakespeare perspectives, and student performances | Education News for the Week of October 16, 2012

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Hello, faithful readers! Welcome to another weekly roundup of Shakespeare in education news …

Competition Concludes

O, What Learning Is! | Utah competition concludes, Shakespeare perspectives, and student performances | Education News for the Week of October 16, 2012 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare This week, we take a look at a few individuals and their view on Shakespeare (reading, teaching, studying), we'll follow up pn the Utah student competition, and touch on a few new performances from ambitious young talent.

Shakespeare Competition at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

  • Last week, we mentioned the thirty-sixth annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University.  Winners of the scholastic competition earned awards and scholarships in drama, dance, and music.  This year’s program, held October 4 through 6, saw the highest attendance with more than two thousand eight hundred high school and middle school students participating.

Student Performances

  • Seventy Essex students from four schools presented abridged versions of Shakespeare’s works for the Shakespeare Schools Festival.  Festival organizers scripted half-hour versions of Hamlet, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Merchant of Venice for the students to use.
O, What Learning Is! | Utah competition concludes, Shakespeare perspectives, and student performances | Education News for the Week of October 16, 2012 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare This week, we take a look at a few individuals and their view on Shakespeare (reading, teaching, studying), we'll follow up pn the Utah student competition, and touch on a few new performances from ambitious young talent.

‘Spirits to Enforce’ at UW-Whitewater

Perspectives

  • International reporter Courtney Cooper reflects on her trip to England with a group of students for the Foundation for International Education (FIE) program in London. Her course included theater performances and tours of important locations in Shakespeare’s life.
  • And finally, as we’ve mentioned frequently here at TSS, the works of William Shakespeare have gone digital in various classrooms.  A handful of iPad applications are beginning to crack into the education market and Caie Kelley writes for New American Media about how such technologies are not only working their way into students hands, but also becoming an indispensable part of their classroom experience with Shakespeare.

Other Bits of Interest

Feel free to let us hear from you. We’d love to know if you’ve seen any of the prouctions we’ve mentioned this week.  Do you use the iPad apps for your Shakespeare research?  Have you attended the Utah competition or the Speaking Daggers workshop?  Leave a comment and start the conversation!

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