Kentlake teacher will study Shakespeare in the summer

David Moore, a language arts teacher at Kentlake High, was offered a full scholarship and entry into “Shakespeare: Enacting the Text” summer institute sponsored by the University of Delaware.

This five week course starts at the University of Delaware with the final two weeks at the University of London and Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Moore will spend time working on sonnets, look at contrasting versions of “Romeo and Juliet” using John Barton’s series of tapes then spend a week and a half on “The Merchant of Venice.”

During the time at Delaware, Moore will work on a project involving one of the plays chosen from among those the Royal Shakespeare Company will perform during the residence in Stratford, or from among other plays that may be of special interest.

An afternoon excursion to Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. will also be on the agenda for a tour of the library and its facilities will be offered. This tour will include a lecture and a chance to look at some of the rare books in the library’s collection.

While in Stratford-upon-Avon in England, Nick Walton, of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, will offer a program for participants in association with the Fellows of the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute also in Stratford-upon-Avon. Moore will have the opportunity to attend a number of plays including some performed at the Globe Theater.

Meetings with actors, lectures and sightseeing will also be part of the two weeks spent in England. The emphasis of these two weeks will be upon live productions by the most accomplished Shakespeare company in the world.