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Teaching Shakespeare on Screen

Teaching Shakespeare on Screen
Your Price: $34.95 CDN
Edited by: Neil Bechervaise
Publisher: Pacific Educational Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 176
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1895766648
ISBN-13: 9781895766646

About the Book:

RARE BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Teaching Shakespeare on Screen is intended for use in English language arts and drama classrooms in secondary schools. The authors believe that had Shakespeare lived today, he would have been a filmmaker. Shakespeare was a commercial playwright and theatre-owner; his business was to get crowds through the doors. Since film is the media of our times, using film translations of Shakespeare's plays makes perfect sense in today's classroom.

The goal of this book is to teach teachers and students the language of film, how to view a film critically, and how to understand it more deeply. Teaching Shakespeare on Screen is thematically arranged and includes discussions of the Shakespeare plays most often used in secondary English classrooms. Discussions of the films are interspersed with a rich array of student activities. The film versions discussed are all widely available to educators.

About the Author:

The authors come from both Australia and Canada. Neil Bechervaise is a professor of English Education at the University of Sydney, where he has received an award for excellence in teaching. Dennis Robinson also teaches at the University of Sydney, and Jodi McFadden and Sarah Tainton are English teachers in Australia. Joe Belanger teaches at the University of British Columbia, and is a former president of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English. The late Bill Davison taught at the University of British Columbia and was a former president of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers Association. Ken Watson is a former professor at the University of Sydney and is now a writer and publisher of books for English teachers.