Learning like Shakespeare with Scott Newstok

Today, I’m delighted to chat with Dr. Scott Newstok on Shakespeare and the principles of a renaissance education. We talk about Shakespeare, what kind of education people of his time were receiving, and some of the building blocks of critical thinking from the perspective of Early Modern educators and students!

Scott Newstok is Professor of English and founding director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes College. A parent and an award-winning teacher, he is the author of How to Think Like Shakespeare, as well as Quoting Death in Early Modern England, and the editor of several other books, including a forthcoming edition of Michel de Montaigne’s educational writings. 

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