Teaching

My teaching style uses performance to enhance linguistic comprehension in tandem with critical interpretive ability at all levels of Spanish. My co-authored article in Bulletin of the Comediantes argues that students best experience Spanish theater through an immersion in the language and culture in which it flourishes as made possible by performance. Below are examples of past theater collaborations.

Final scenes of Ana Caro’s Valor, agravio y mujer (director) from “Spanish Theater: Text and Performance” conference hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, 2012:

“The Marvelous Show,” (co-director) adapted from Miguel de Cervantes’s “El retablo de las maravillas,” performed by students at Tougaloo College:

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