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Volume 19, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 1074-4762
  • E-ISSN: 1943-3069


Shakespeare didn’t write scripts so much as he wrote plays—live productions to be acted out in front of audiences through multimodal forms of expression.  Yet some teachers’ script-only approach to the Bard inadvertently isolates students from the many visual, auditory, and performative elements that make his plays so enduring.  This article offers a varied remix of strategies for incorporating multimedia—and the various literacy skills needed to comprehend them—into the study of Shakespeare, including YouTube clips, graphic novels, audio recordings, and films. With a multimodal approach, the Bard can come to life in a 21st-century classroom.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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