Michael LoMonico shows his passion for Shakespeare by
speaking and leading workshops whenever
he can. It is his goal to change the way that Shakespeare is taught in this
country, and so far he has taught Shakespeare courses and workshops for
teachers and students in 38 states as
in Canada and England. He has also worked online with teachers in Argentina, Romania, South Africa, and Russia.
is the Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger Shakespeare
Library in Washington, DC. Since 1986, he has worked at the Teaching
Shakespeare Institute at the Folger as the Institute Director and Master
Teacher and. He has organized and directed two-day and week-long Folger Institutes across
the U.S., and leads professional development presentations around the United
States in teaching Shakespeare.
Michael was the guest editor for September 2009 "Teaching
Shakespeare" edition of the English
Journal and the guest editor for the July 2016 CEA Critic. He is the author of That Shakespeare Kid, The
Shakespeare Book of Lists, and Shakespeare 101, published by Random
House and was the founder and editor of Shakespeare
magazine, published by Cambridge University Press and Georgetown University. He
was an assistant to the editor for the curriculum section of all three volumes
of the Folger’s Shakespeare Set Freeseries, published by Washington Square Press. He was also the technical editor
to The Complete Idiots Guide to
Shakespeare. His other publications include “Close Reading on Your Feet: Performance
in the English Language Arts Classroom” and “Teaching Shakespeare With a
Computer” in English Journal,
“Teaching Shakespeare with Video,” in Shakespeare
Set Free, and “Teaching in the New Millennium” in CPB Digest.
In the digital world, he wrote the content for the Web
site, “Shakespeare: Subject to Change,” published by Cable in the Classroom and
several articles and lessons for “In Search of Shakespeare” and "Shakespeare Uncovered" for the Public
Broadcasting System (PBS). In 2009 he
wrote a Blog for PBS called, “Mashups,
Remixes, and Web 2.0: Playing Fast and Loose with Shakespeare” and organized
and led a Webinar for PBS called “Remixing Shakespeare for 21st Century
Students.” Most recently he created and taught an on-line Folger course, Macbeth Set Free.
Michael is an accomplished teacher and taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Stony Brook University. He taught high school English on Long
Island for 33 years.