Can’t wait for your DVD to show up? Amy from Folger Shakespeare Library wrote in to remind me not only that they are teaming up with PBS to show McKellen’s King Lear “later this month (check local listings)”, but that they are producing a whole series of projects dealing with cutting-edge methods for teaching Shakespeare.
This spring, Folger Education is partnering with PBS to provide teachers with resources for teaching Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, King Lear. The Royal Shakespeare Company's production, starring Sir Ian McKellen in the title role, airs on PBS in late March—check your local listings for showtime.
Folger Education experts will blog, participate in a free webinar, and provide lesson plans and teaching strategies for creatively bringing Shakespeare to life in the classroom.
Seriously, now you have no excuse. You couldn’t get to see it live, and you can’t see paying international shipping charges to get the DVD from Amazon.uk. Well, set your DVR and don’t miss your chance!