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Palgrave Macmillan

Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Centre

Australasian Perspectives

ISBN 9781137275066
Publication Date March 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Centre showcases a wide array of recent, innovative and original research into Shakespeare and learning in Australasia, in secondary, tertiary and adult education. Premised on the dissolution of the centre/colony binary that for so long structured the reception and teaching of Shakespeare in the colonies, the book explores the use of local knowledge and experience to invigorate and renew learning. In elevating the value of the 'local', the book provides models of educational theory and practice that are transferable and adaptable. The editors have drawn on contributors with diverse areas of expertise including dramatic practitioners, historicist scholars, school teachers and academics who train teachers, and literary scholars with an interest in new theoretical and practical approaches to pedagogy.

KATE FLAHERTY is a Lecturer in English and Drama at the Australian National University. Her research treats Shakespeare in performance, Shakespeare in Australia, and Shakespeare in education. From 2008-2011 she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Sydney. Her book, Ours as We Play it: Australia plays Shakespeare, was published in 2011.
PENNY GAY is Emeritus Professor in English and Drama at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she taught for 35 years. Her books include As She Likes It: Shakespeare's Unruly Women, Jane Austen and the Theatre, and The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies.

L. E. SEMLER is Associate Professor of Early Modern Literature, University of Sydney, Australia, and president of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association. He is author of The English Mannerist Poets and the Visual Arts and editor of Eliza's Babes or The Virgins Offering (1652). He has co-edited (with P. Kelly) Word and Self Estranged in English Texts 1550-1660 and (with B. Hodge and P. Kelly) What is the Human? Australian Voices from the Humanities.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Learning Locally; K.Flaherty, P.Gay & L.E. Semler
From Domestic Didacticism to Compulsory Examination: School Shakespeare from 1850 to the present; L.Brady
'The Bogey of the Schoolroom': Shakespeare, 'Royal Readers' and New Zealand writers; M.Murray-Pepper
Supposing a Blackboard to be a Bear: Touring Shakespeare to Australian teenagers; D.Martin
Admitting to Adaptation in the Shakespeare Classroom; J.Clement
Unthinking Hamlet: Stage, Page and Critical Thought; L.Johnson
Habitation and Naming: Teaching local Shakespeares; K.Flaherty
The Lecture as Theatre: Learning the Boundaries of Scepticism in The Winter's Tale; H.Griffiths
Emergence in Ardenspace: Shakespeare Pedagogy, As You Like It, and Modus Iferandi; L.E.Semler
Teaching Shakespeare through Familial Identity: Exploring the Centrality of Home in Romeo and Juliet; G.Brock
'Let me be that I am': The Rhetoric of the Teenage Self and Shakespeare in Performance; S.Golsby-Smith
Operation Shakespeare: Titus in Ten Days; D.Denley
A Shakespeare Brief Immersion Method for Undergraduates; P.Gay
Teaching with Cue Scripts: Making the Most of Fear in the Student Actor; A.Kamaralli
'We know what we are, but not what we may be': Teaching Shakespeare to Future Teachers; M-R.McLaren
Using Sinicised Adaptations for Shakespeare Pedagogy in Taiwan: The Banquet and Bond; C.Chun-pai Hsieh
Shakespeare Synecdoche: Or, How to teach music through literature (and vice-versa); C.Griffiths
Shakespeare of the Oppressed; R.Pensalfini
Afterword; M.Neill

LINZY BRADY University of Sydney, Australia
GINNA BROCK lectures and teaches courses at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
JENNIFER CLEMENT Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand
DIANA DENLEY has recently submitted her doctoral thesis
SARAH GOLSBY-SMITH High school English teacher with experience in both Canada and Australia
CHRISTIAN GRIFFITHS Monash University, Australia
HUW GRIFFITHS Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Sydney, Australia
CAMILLA CHUN-PAI HSIEH Associate Professor at National Taiwan University
LAURIE JOHNSON Associate Professor in English Literature and Cultural Studies and a member of the Public Memory Research Centre at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia
ANNA KAMARALLI obtained her Masters degree from the University of NSW and her PhD from Trinity College Dublin
MARY-ROSE MCLAREN Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Victoria University, Australia
DARRAGH MARTIN PhD candidate at Columbia University on a Fulbright Scholarship from Ireland
MEGAN MURRAY-PEPPER King's College London, UK
MICHAEL NEILL Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Auckland, Australia
ROB PENSALFINI Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Drama at the University of Queensland, Australia


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