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Making Shakespeare Pop!

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Making Shakespeare Pop!

The most famous pop phenom is everywhere in modern culture & classrooms.

Members: 304
Latest Activity: Dec 1

Here's a bank of discussion forum posts thus far...
COMEDIES Love’s Labors Lost (1588) Comedy of Errors (1589)
Two Gentlemen from Verona (1590)
Taming of the Shrew (1594)
Midsummer Night’s Dream (1594) - 1
Much Ado About Nothing (1598)
Merry Wives of Windsor (1597)
As You Like It (1600)
Twelfth Night (1601)
All’s Well That Ends Well (1602)
Measure for Measure (1604)

HISTORIES
Henry VI Part I (1591)
Henry VI Part II (1591)
Henry VI Part III (1591)
Richard III (1593)
King John (1595)
Richard II (1595)
Henry IV Part I (1596)
Henry IV Part II (1596)
Henry V (1599)
Julius Caesar (1599) - 1
Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
Henry VIII (1612)

TRAGI-COMEDY/ROMANCE
Merchant of Venice (1597)
Pericles (1608)
Cymbeline (1609)
Winter’s Tale (1610)
The Tempest (1611)

TRAGEDIES
Romeo and Juliet (1591) - 1
Titus Andronicus (1592)
Hamlet (1600) - 1, 2
Othello (1604) - 1
King Lear (1605) - 1
Macbeth (1606) - 1
Timon of Athens (1607)
Coriolanus (1608)

ELIZABETHAN CULTURE
Cross-Dressing Actors - 1

SONNETS
Pending

GENERAL RESOURCES
Web Resources for Teachers - 1, 2, 3, 4
Shakespeare In Modern Culture - 1
Shakespeare and Film - 1, 2
Shakespeare and Language - 1
Contests - 1

Note: Index Updated 10.26.09

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Comment by Kirsten Cappy on April 28, 2010 at 9:27am
Thought yo might enjoy this book trailer for THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED HAMLET --about the mortified daughter of Shakespeare scholars facing down her loathing of The Bard in Middle School:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iokDIjeBuGY
Comment by Ryan Goble on April 21, 2010 at 8:03pm
Kirsten - thank you for sharing that resource/contest!
Comment by Kirsten Cappy on April 21, 2010 at 7:39pm
For the Love of the Bard...

The Hamlet Look-Alike Contest
http://www.erindionne.com/contest/

To enter or not to enter THAT is the question! Educators entering could win a classroom set of the hilarious new novel THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED HAMLET by Erin Dionne plus a Shakespeare action figure. Simply print a Yorick skull, pose, and photograph! Huzzah!
Comment by Ryan Goble on February 19, 2010 at 10:40am
I never know what announcements go to whom, but hopefully folks saw the post above from Megan Allen - she's looking for ways to make Hamlet Pop! If you have any ideas, please do share!! RRG:)
Comment by Chris Shamburg on January 21, 2010 at 2:56pm
I recently came across this promo for a new comic Kill Shakespeare...looks interesting

http://killshakespeare.com/
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 30, 2009 at 10:41am
Hey Chris - so that your article can be archived (the comment wall gets crowded and loses stuff) consider posting an abstract of your article and a link above with a title like ARTICLE: Shakespeare, Our Digital Native - that way folks that come here later will still be able to find your interesting ideas!! THanks for sharing!!!

Ryan:)
Comment by Chris Shamburg on November 30, 2009 at 9:59am
If you are interested in the connection between Shakepespeare and contemporary remix practices, you can check out my Sept. '09 aticle in the EJ "Shakespeare, Our Digital Native" or go to http://www.folger.edu/remix
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 29, 2009 at 2:29pm
Hey Everyone,

You might find this post CONTEST: Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest in the http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/poetrypeople">Poets and Writers group of interest!
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 24, 2009 at 10:20am
Lit folks might enjoy these two posts about the poet, multimedia artist and “observationalist” Rives.

VIDEO: Poet Rives - A Story of Mixed Emoticons

STUDENTS WRITING POETS: Rives Blog - Jessee

They are both in the Poets & Writers Group - check it out or join the group if you teach poetry or writing!!!

Hope you're ready for a mellow thanksgiving!

Ryan:)
Comment by Ryan Goble on November 5, 2009 at 1:27pm
If you're not in the adolescent lit group and you do work with YA lit you may want to check out the incredible "Behind the YA Lit" article from the New Yorker I posted in that group today. Totally fascinating stuff!

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