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 36 states as well as in Canada and England. Plans are in the works for him to lead Webinars in Teaching Shakespeare for teachers in Argentina, 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 and integrating technology into the classroom.

Michael was the guest editor for September 2009 "Teaching Shakespeare" edition of the English Journal. He is the author of The Shakespeare Book of Lists, published by NewPage Books 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” 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 with a current adjunct professorship at Stony Brook University. He taught high school English on Long Island for 33 years.

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