A Midsummer Night's Dream - Come You Spirits
Australia boasts a range of outdoor Shakespeare theatre (for more, see Rosemary Gaby’s excellent book), but there is something a little different about Come You Spirits’ outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s D
Celebrating the Reflection-Poetry-Voice Imaginarium
Each year the Better Strangers project runs an Imaginarium for teachers hosted by our partner school Barker College (Sydney). An Imaginarium is a series of 2-hour workshops run over a number of weeks during the school term.
Review – Othello, Jimi Bani and Jason Klarwein, Queensland Theatre 12 November 2021
What does Othello have to say to a modern audience?
Taking on Shakespeare: Celebrating a Better Strangers event with ACTATE
On 19 August 2021 the Better Strangers team collaborated with the Australian Capital Territory Association for the Teaching of English (ACTATE) to deliver the online event 'Taking on Shakespeare'.
Celebrating the Reimagining Writing Imaginarium 2021
Publications of 2020
2020 has certainly presented us with a range of challenges, including significant changes to the way we teach and learn.
New 'Teaching Shakespeare in Lockdown and The Gift of Education' Page!
"The Wars of the Roses" trilogy begins in far north Queensland
The history of the Wars of the Roses is being played out on a north Queensland stage throughout 2020. The first production takes place in the midst of Townsville’s tropical summer - thick, wet air, lazy thunder, cloying heat.
New chapter on playing Shakespeed available
"What are the virtues of structuring learning as a type of game when teaching Shakespeare?" (Semler 119)
“Set you down this”: A modern Othello and the narrative of racism
TheatreiNQ’s production of Othello (September 2019) reinterprets certain aspects of its eponymous character’s identity to forge a tragedy as topical now as when it was first performed.