Michael Lo Monico
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Michael LoMonico shows his passion for Shakespeare by speaking and leading workshops whenever and wherever 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 well as in Canada and England. He has also worked online with teachers in Argentina, Romania, South Africa, and Russia.

Michael 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 KidThe 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 Free series, 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.

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