Chapter 2. Planned Obsolescence or Working at the Words

  1. G. B. Shand Senior Scholar graduate supervisor
  1. Russ McDonald recipient Professor

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch2

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

How to Cite

McDonald, R. (2008) Planned Obsolescence or Working at the Words, in Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On (ed G. B. Shand), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch2

Editor Information

  1. York University's Glendon College, Canada

Author Information

  1. Goldsmiths College, University of London, 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:

  • planned obsolescence or working at the words;
  • nothing but fiction;
  • unspoken motives in teaching Shakespeare – promoting value of immaterial;
  • teaching and learning;
  • current orthodoxy - effective way of teaching Shakespeare is to “get them on their feet”;
  • language of literary criticism;
  • students needing model readers - ancient and Renaissance commentators on imitation;
  • embracing authority and supplying critical models;
  • acknowledging poetic structure of Shakespearean speech

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nothing but Fiction

  • Teaching Learning

  • I've Got a Little List

  • References and Further Reading