Shakespeare and the Classroom
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Shakespeare and the Classroom is a publication containing news about Shakespeare and theatre performances, reviews of books, and articles about teaching and performing Shakespeare, as well as information about conferences, festivals, and movies. More...
Online Feature: 12th Night at ONU
by Joan Robbins
"If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me the excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die."
Duke Orsino's opening line of Twelfth Night embodies the three elements of the play that emerged as crucial for me in our 2007 production at Ohio Northern Univeristy: that this is a play about appetites, about an all-consuming kind of self-absorption, and that this world is one in which experience is often best expressed through music. I sought a cultural analogue that would most effectively tie these threads together, and that would resonate for our students and audiences. I settled upon the United States in the late 60's, early 70's, locating the production musically in the world of rock and roll. More...
A newsletter of the Ohio Shakespeare Conference, the Ohio Shakespeare Notes archive contains the happenings at the annual conference and abstracts of the papers presented. You can find up-to-date information on the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference here. The newsletter is no longer in print but this site contains each past year's introduction and the titles of the abstracts presented that year. More...