Past Institutes

Teaching Shakespeare

On February 26, 2016, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Fort Worth on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare.


Faculty lectures addressed the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeare's works, approaches to teaching Romeo and Juliet and pivotal soliloquies from Hamlet and Macbeth, and teaching Shakespeare using performance-based strategies.

Fifty-one teachers attended the workshop. Teachers received books and other instructional materials and were trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources.


Workshop faculty included J. Dennis Huston (Rice University) and Paul Sullivan, Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, and John Rumrich, all of The University of Texas at Austin.

Location and Schedule

The program was held at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The workshop overview details the schedule and participants.


The workshop was made possible with major funding from the state of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

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“Teaching Shakespeare” workshop participants at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.
Paul Sullivan, associate professor of humanities at The University of Texas at Austin, leads an afternoon critical reading seminar.