Breshaun Joyner teaches Middle and Upper School English at Santa Fe Prep. When not teaching, she is pursuing her doctorate at the University of New Mexico studying Shakespeare pedagogy. The title of her dissertation is From WTF to Aha!: An Educator’s Journey in Teaching William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. She recently completed a graduate certificate in Applied Shakespeare at the University of Colorado Boulder and is an official Reader at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. For seven years, Breshaun directed the Youth Shakespeare Company for Bloomington Playwrights Project in Bloomington, Indiana and was the assistant director for three years of the Summer Shakespeare Initiative for Theater-in-the-Making and Vortex Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Breshaun has also given lectures on the topics of Shakespeare’s appeal to students of color and teaching Shakespeare as a second language.
If you could ask William Shakespeare one question, what would it be? Those that teach the Bard, might ask him simply for the best way to find deep understanding and enjoyment in his works. Whatever his answer might be, I doubt that he would say to enjoy it alone. Breaking Bard seeks to bring a…