Digital processes: enabling the teaching of Shakespeare(s): an interview with, and response to, Tom Bird (former executive producer of Shakespeare’s Globe)

Henry Bell*

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Abstract

This interview and response explore Tom Bird’s reflections on how digital processes functioned within an educational context in relation to Shakespeare’s Globe’s large scale, international work delivered between 2012 and 2016 – specifically in relation to the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival and the 2014–2016 World Hamlet tour. The response contextualises the key points raised by Bird within the wider perspective of Rex Gibson’s concept of teaching Shakespeare(s), applying this critical reading to the author's work in educational contexts in Cyprus, and the use of digital capture of Belarus Free Theatre's production of King Lear in UK schools, UK GCSE English Literature exam materials and educational resources created by Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-76
Number of pages9
JournalResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date27 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • teaching Shakespeare
  • digital Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • Globe to Globe
  • Rex Gibson
  • Cyprus
  • Belarus
  • Rwanda
  • World Hamlet

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