While discussing Shakespeare’s plays in her university classroom, Paula Marantz Cohen discovered that they unlocked a surprising sense of compassion in both herself and her students. In this short and illuminating book, she shows how Shakespeare’s genius lay in his ability to arouse empathy, even when his characters exist in alien contexts and behave in reprehensible ways.
On Human Kindness: What Shakespeare teaches us about Empathy
Teachers of literature, especially drama, most often face the challenge of making their presentation and discussion of a given play accessible to a large proportion of students attending the drama course.
What are the possibilities of the Pritney method in early childhood education for stimulating curiosity, emotions and collaboration through the combination of opera and puppetry?
This article will focus on the possibilities of the ‘Pritney method’ used for stimulating curiosity, emotions and collaboration in Early Childhood Education and Care studies (ECEC); especially through the combination of puppetry and opera, a combination which is considered to be valuable in creating aesthetic and pedagogical moments.
The action research study presented in this article refers to the connection of drama-in-education and children’s self-efficacy in primary school in Greece
The aim of this research is to demonstrate the benefits of teaching complex, abstract concepts through a drama-based approach.
Stand Up For Literature: Dramatic Approaches in the Secondary English Classroom is a contemporary guide for teachers, offering interactive and embodied ways to bring literary and spoken texts to life.
This interdisciplinary, transhistorical collection brings together international scholars from English literature, Italian studies, performance history, and comparative literature to offer new perspectives on the vibrant engagements between Shakespeare and Italian theatre, literary culture, and politics, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.