[Humanist] 24.813 literature brought virtually to life
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 24 07:24:49 CET 2011
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 813.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:23:43 -0400
From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.811 literature brought virtually to life?
In-Reply-To: <20110323061956.4FA0C11EE71 at woodward.joyent.us>
I read Shakespeare on my own over the summer in high school. Becoming familiar with Shakespeare is no great matter. One only needs to read. The real problem is a complete lack of imagination, literally. Because students have not been made to read they cannot form their own images, but must have them constructed for them.
I will say, though, that digitally reconstructing the Globe and having students block the plays will require close reading of one type, though it can easily lead to a disregard of some of the intricacies of dialog.
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