Dr. Peggy O'Brien, the Folger's Director of Education, speaks with Dr. Ruben Espinosa, Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso, about race in Shakespeare.
This talk considers the value of critical race studies to our teaching of Shakespeare. More specifically, it explores the way animosity toward Black and brown individuals in our present moment shapes encounters with Shakespeare. When we attend to race and racism in and through Shakespeare, we are able to apprehend the full scope of his enduring relevance today.
This Feed Your Teacher Brain! conversation on Shakespeare and Race is FREE for all educators.