New Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare with Live Performance


  • Jessica L. Winston Idaho State University


Performance Pedagogies, Performance Criticism, Teaching Shakespeare, Teaching Drama


An introduction to the Roundtable, "New Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare with Live Performance." This roundtable of essays aims to integrate recent trends in performance criticism with new approaches to performance pedagogies. The authors do this by focusing on teaching with live theatre. The essays are organized into three sections. Part 1, "Bridging Pedagogies" seeks to connect performance approaches with other established research and teaching trends, such as history of the book and recent trends in performance analysis. Part 2, "Local Shakespeare," focuses on innovative ways to integrate interactions with local Shakespeare companies into course planning and delivery. Part 3, "Mediated Theatre" focuses on integrating event cinema and recordings of live theatre productions in the classroom.

Author Biography

  • Jessica L. Winston, Idaho State University

    Jessica Winston is Professor of English at Idaho State University. She is the author of Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1572 (Oxford University Press 2016) and co-editor, with James Ker, of Elizabethan Seneca: Three Tragedies (Modern Humanities Research Association 2012). Her current research focuses on English Renaissance Drama in twentieth- and twenty-first century performance.