���Not stones but men���: Publics and pedagogy in Shakespeare���s Roman plays

Claire Hansen, Kate Flaherty
2016 Cogent Arts & Humanities  
This essay utilises the representation of publics in William Shakespeare's Roman plays to reflect on Shakespearean pedagogy and questions of public value. Through the use of a complexivist framework, this essay demonstrates how distinct areas of enquiry-the publics of Shakespeare's Roman plays and pedagogical theory-can usefully illuminate each other and reflect on questions of Shakespeare as a public good. Peripheral publics in Titus Andronicus supply a model for transmission-style pedagogical
more » ... n-style pedagogical frameworks; the publics of Julius Caesar and the networks of Antony and Cleopatra demonstrate the complexity of educational systems; and, finally, the representation of the people in Coriolanus interrogates the conceptualisation of the public and problematises notions of public value in Shakespeare and in higher education.
doi:10.1080/23311983.2016.1235854 fatcat:or5f7ofrlngbtm3gmpdxsnepim