English Professor Katherine Rowe Awarded NEH Grant for “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts”

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 2:58 pm.

rowe2_000English Professor Katherine Rowe and collaborator Bruce Smith of the University of Southern California have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to develop “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts.”

As explained in this New York Times “Arts Beat” blog post, Rowe and Smith will use the $50,000 grant to “develop a portable electronic application: ‘Mobile Shakespeare Scripts.’ Actors and directors could customize digitized scripts to include commentary and production history. The plan is for the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., to prepare and rehearse one of its 2012-13 productions using iPads loaded with the script and commentary from Cambridge University Press.”

The award comes from the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities and is one of 32 new awards from its Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant program.

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