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Oxford College brings Shakespeare to new audiences
Oxford College brings Shakespeare to new audiences

OXFORD, Ga. -- An Oxford College assistant professor has made it his mission to bring Shakespeare to diverse audiences beyond his Newton County classroom.

Kevin Quarmby and his colleague, Emory University English professor Sheila Cavanagh, have embarked on a tour of their World Shakespeare Project to take the Bard to new locations.

During this year's spring break, Cavanagh and Quarmby gave a Shakespeare presentation at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. They met with English and theater students to test classroom technology and make sure it would support video interaction with their respective classrooms in Atlanta and Oxford.

Quarmby and Cavanagh also plan to teach a Maymester Shakespeare course at La FundaciĆ³n Shakespeare Argentina, but their current focus is to connect with Native Americans.

"We want to create a model for interactive pedagogy with tribal groups," Quarmby said in a statement. "But our ultimate goal is to create a scalable, transferable model of interactive pedagogy for any group, using Shakespeare as the focus."

Cavanagh and Quarmby co-teach English 311: Shakespeare, Text, and Performance. Learn more about their World Shakespeare Project at oxford.emory.edu.