Sunday April 23, 2017
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Why is there no writing in Shakespeare's hand? How is it that we have so many plays said to be written by a man named Shakespeare? Did Shakespeare even write his plays? We'll celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and find out about this and more as educator and Shakespeare scholar, Julia Perlowski, delivers a lecture about Shakespeare's first compilation of plays known as the First Folio. Through the printing history of this collection, age old questions about Shakespeare are considered. Her lecture will be light and fun and will be sure to whet your appetite for more involvement with the Bard.
Julia Perlowski started her teaching career as a drama, reading and English instructor in South Florida where she taught for 10 years directing young people in "Romeo and Juliet", "Much Ado About Nothing", "As You Like It" and "Macbeth". Julia is currently a drama teacher at Parthum Middle School in Lawrence, where she is contributing to the turn-around effort under District Receiver Jeffrey Riley. In addition to contributions to public school, Julia is an English Speaking Union-Boston Branch board member, for which she coordinates the Annual Shakespeare competition. She is also a member of the National Teacher Corps for the Folger Shakespeare Library Education Department, through which she is asked to conduct workshops for teachers at the national level. Julia has been trained at The Folger Shakespeare Library, England’s GLOBE, the American Shakespeare Center and Lenox Shakespeare and Co. Julia currently presents lectures and teacher-training workshops at the National Council Teachers of English, as well at state arts conferences, including Tennessee, Florida, Montana, Texas and California. In 2010, Julia was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the U.S. State Department. She was stationed in Gujarat, India where she trained 40 teachers to dynamically engage their students in complex early modern English text. Julia’s work extends into Krakow, Stockholm and St. Lucia, where she is in planning to produce "A Midsummer Night's Dream", to be toured on the island as a fundraiser for Edward for Education. Julia is the recipient of the Reba R. Robinson Award from the Children’s Theatre Foundation in partnership with the American Alliance of Theatre and Education. Given biennially, this prize recognizes a secondary school teacher for outstanding achievement in, and commitment to, teen theatre. See Julia’s "MacBeth" performed at North Andover High School this June!
Location: Memorial Hall
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