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Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

How to Think Like Shakespeare

British Literature; Rhetoric; Writing; Creativity

Scott Newstok (Professor of English, Director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment, Rhodes College)

December 3, 2020

Shakespeare became a nimble thinker through a fascinating array of intellectual exercises. This webinar revisits key facets of his education, with an eye towards how such practices might work for today’s students: commonplacing; imitation; translation; disputation; synonymy; recitation; invention. These rhetorical habits shaped the mindsets of powerful artists for generations—and can still help today’s young writers hone their craft.


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