Bringing Shakespeare to Life

with Academy Fellows Danielle Duffy, Miriam Emery, and Miriam Walden
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Registration is closed.

Deadline: April 5.

How do you get students to like Shakespeare? All that old language! All that verse! Fear thee not! In this session, three experienced teachers share their approaches to the task—everything from getting kids up on their feet to act, to activities that generate lively discussions and written responses. Following these presentations, participants will gather in small groups for further sharing and brainstorming with other brilliant teachers. Join us!

Danielle Duffy is interested in theatre as a way to bring about social change. She’s taught theatre and English in NYC for 14 years, and she is currently at Gotham Professional Arts Academy. Her students have performed on Broadway at Circle in the Square, the American Airlines Theatre, and the August Wilson Theatre.  

Miriam Emery has taught for 15 years in private and public schools. She’s currently at The Masters School where she uses both writing and performing activities when teaching Shakespeare, and she advises a spoken-word performance group as well. She has co-directed the Westchester Poetry Festival, and she has run professional development for faculty which focused on Harkness and other constructivist teaching methods. Last summer she co-directed her school’s four-week summer learning initiative. 

Miriam Walden teaches upper school English at The Hewitt School where she advises tenth grade and works in social justice and DEI. Her academic interests include intersectionality, intertextuality, narrative structure, multigenre texts, and creative writing.

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