Hamilton to Speak on 'teaching Shakespeare' April 24

April 23, 1997

Former Baylor University faculty member Dr. Sharon Hamilton will have a workshop on Teaching Shakespeare: The Two Faces of Claudius and Director's Choices in Branaugh's Henry V from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Bennett Auditorium.

Hamilton has been department chair at the Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass., since 1983. She teaches electives on Shakespeare, cross-cultural literature and writing courses. She also has taught English at Phillips-Exeter Academy, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Illinois.

Hamilton's honors include Phi Beta Kappa, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and several National Endowment for the Humanities grants for the teaching of Shakespeare.

She has spoken on teaching Shakespeare at the Folger Shakespeare Library, at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention and at the New England Theater Conference. Hamilton has written numerous articles on John Ford, a Renaissance playwright, and two books, Shakespeare: A Teaching Guide (1993) and Solving 50 Common Writing Problems (1997). The Baylor Bookstore will have both books at the time of the workshop.

For more information, 755-1111, extension 6012.

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