This article examines the use of comic adaptations of Shakespeare in the college classroom. After theorizing the class offering based upon performance pedagogy and inclusive learning practices, the author describes her experience coteaching a Shakespeare class that used three Shakespeare plays in both their traditional and graphic format. The success of the course revealed that comic adaptations of Shakespeare plays offer an accessible, rewarding means of understanding Shakespeare’s plays as both texts to be read and works to be performed.
Visual Rhetoric as Performance: Shakespeare in Comics
Emily Hall is a lecturer of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches courses in composition and literature. Her pedagogy encourages cultural criticism and social activism. Her research on twenty-first-century fiction and digitization has appeared in Reception and is forthcoming in South Atlantic Review.
Anelise Farris; Visual Rhetoric as Performance: Shakespeare in Comics. Pedagogy 1 October 2019; 19 (3): 558–573. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-7615587
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