On September 30, 2011, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop for secondary language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare. Workshop faculty include J. Denis Huston (Rice University), James Loehlin (UT Austin), Elizabeth Richmond-Garza (UT Austin), and John Rumrich (UT Austin).

Content will be STAAR-aligned, with particular emphasis placed on newly added or revised standards. Faculty lectures will address the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeare's works, the classical sources and dramatic conventions central to Shakespeare's plays, approaches to teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, and teaching Shakespearean drama using performance-based strategies.

For more information, including how to apply, visit the workshop homepage.

Cobbe portrait, claimed to be a portrait of William Shakespeare done while he was alive by an unknown artist. Public domain image.