Videogame Shakespeare: “Play the Knave,”

September 7, 2016 -
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

UI Library Commons

Videogame Shakespeare: “Play the Knave,” sponsored by the Digital Bridges team at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Free and open to the public, Professor Gina Bloom (English Dept., UC Davis) and her collaborators created the Play the Knave video game to draw audiences of all ages into the world of Shakespeare’s play. The game will be installed at the University of Iowa Library Commons. Public participants are welcome to become avatars and play the game in person. Professor Bloom will also give a public lecture that speaks to the general public, high and middle school teachers, and college instructors. The talk discusses opportunities for humanities scholars and teachers to integrate the humanities into STEAM initiatives, offering Play the Knave as a successful case study. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36076442 For other Shakespeare events: http://shakespeare.lib.uiowa.edu/events/