Introduction: Passing it On (Skip Shand, Glendon College, York University).
Part I: Mentoring.
1 Teaching Shakespeare, Mentoring Shakespeareans (Jean E. Howard, Columbia University).
Part II: Text.
2 Planned Obsolescence or Working at the Words (Russ McDonald, Goldsmiths College, University of London).
3 The Words: Teacher as Editor, Editor as Teacher (David Bevington, University of Chicago).
4 Questions That Have No Answers (Alexander Leggatt, University of Toronto).
Part III: Text and Performance.
5 Teaching the Script (Anthony B. Dawson, University of British Columbia).
6 A Test of Character (Miriam Gilbert, University of Iowa).
7 The Last Shakespeare Picture Show or Going to the Barricades (Barbara Hodgdon, University of Michigan).
Part IV: Contexts (Institutional, Cultural, Historical).
8 Dancing and Thinking: Teaching “Shakespeare” in the Twenty-First Century (Kate McLuskie, Director, Shakespeare Institute).
9 Communicating Differences: Gender, Feminism, and Queer Studies in the Changing Shakespeare Curriculum (Ramona Wray, Queen’s University, Belfast).
10 Teaching Shakespeare and Race in the New Empire (Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania).
11 Learning to Listen: Shakespeare and Contexts (Frances E. Dolan, University of California, Davis).
12 Divided by a Common Bard? Learning and Teaching Shakespeare in the UK and USA (Richard Dutton, Ohio State University).
Part V: And in Conclusion....
13 Playing Hercules or Laboring in My Vocation (Carol Chillington Rutter, University of Warwick).
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