Rex A. McGuinn Conference on Shakespeare

June 25 - June 30, 2017
Featuring Shakespeare's Othello


The Rex A. McGuinn Conference on Shakespeare is for teachers who want to share with others the various ways in which Shakespeare can be taught in the classroom. We invite public, private, and parochial school teachers to interact with each other in a five-day working conference that includes academic and theatrical professionals and others who love the Bard. 

The conference is limited to 26 attendees

Teachers from diverse backgrounds are able to share with each other their felicities and frustrations in teaching Shakespeare to adolescents and establish a network of support, advice, and dialogue during the academic year. The goal of the conference is to help teachers help students understand and enjoy Shakespeare for life.  Conference activities include small, daily seminar groups conducted in the Harkness style. Besides classroom activities, we explore the ways performance illuminates our students' experience with the play. We will focus on new, creative strategies for teaching Othello that many teachers have taught many times before. 

Join us for an amazing week of learning and sharing!