Camp Shakespeare to Create New Teaching Techniques
by Jenny Barnes
Donald Hedrick, K-State professor of English, will lead ten to twelve English and drama teachers from high schools across the state in a week-long workshop taking the works of Shakespeare from page to stage.
The workshop will combine literary interpretation and performance to make Shakespeare "more exciting than ever." It will emphasize how to get the most out of Shakespeare with the kinds of limited resources of original performance practice.
Hedrick hopes participants will bring back skills, ideas and enthusiasm into their schools and communities.
Also collaborating on the project are Charlotte MacFarland, K-State professor of theater, Mary-Kris Roberson, Manhattan High School English teacher, and Linda Uthoff, Manhattan High School theater teacher.
The workshop will take place July 6-10, 2009. For more information visit http://www.k-state.edu/english/