Shakespeare Teacher Intensives, a partnership between the ESU and the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library, are two-day, low-cost, non-residential institutes for teachers. Using the Folger's smart materials and easily adapted methods, the Institutes teach performance-based approaches to Shakespeare.
Co-sponsored by Shakespeare in Paradise
June 16 & 17, 2014
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Ft. Meyers, FL 33965
Cohen Center, Room 214
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$35 (Includes tuition and materials)
June 2, 2014
Early registrations appreciated.
Kevin J. Costa, Folger Master Teacher
Mr. Costa is the Director of Fine & Performing Arts at McDonogh School in Baltimore, MD, where he also serves as head of the drama program and leads the school's Institute for Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies. He earned his Ph.D. at SUNY-Buffalo, with a focus on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and dramatic theory. Since 2006, Kevin has served as Education Director and as an artistic associate for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, a professional classical theatre located in Ellicott City, MD. He is also an active teaching artist for the education division of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. He lives on the campus of McDonogh School with his wife, Renée, and his son, Ethan.
Dr. Rebecca Totaro, Shakespeare Scholar
Dr. Totaro is Professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University and General Editor of Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies, a book series with Duquesne University Press. Recipient of the 2010 Monroe Kirk Spears Award from SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for her essay "Securing Sleep in Hamlet," Totaro is author of Suffering in Paradise: The Bubonic Plague in English Literature from More to Milton (2005); co-editor of Representing the Plague in Early Modern England (2010); and editor of The Plague in Print: Essential Elizabethan Sources, 1558-1603 (2009) and of The Plague Epic in Early Modern England (2012).
Dr. Lisa Starks-Estes, Shakespeare Scholar
Dr. Starks-Estes is Associate Professor of English and Director of MLA Program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She has published articles, edited special issues of journals, and co-edited book collections on sexuality and violence in Renaissance drama, Shakespeare on screen, and other topics.
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