Chapter 13. Playing Hercules or Laboring in My Vocation

  1. G. B. Shand Senior Scholar graduate supervisor
  1. Carol Chillington Rutter Professor

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch13

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

How to Cite

Rutter, C. C. (2008) Playing Hercules or Laboring in My Vocation, in Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On (ed G. B. Shand), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch13

Editor Information

  1. York University's Glendon College, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Warwick, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405140454

Online ISBN: 9781444303193

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Keywords:

  • Playing Hercules or Laboring in My Vocation;
  • “Why do I teach Shakespeare?” - because I was well taught;
  • “Why do I keep teaching Shakespeare?” – left an inheritance that I must leave as a legacy;
  • “Why do I teach Shakespeare through performance?”;
  • undergraduate line glosses like “play on words,” “first tactical error,” and “true love does not come through the intellect”;
  • teaching, like theatre, is a way of talking (and listening) in public about things that matter;
  • in Shakespeare - if playing mirrors nature, nature just as often mirrors playing and actors and academics double each other

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading