Dr. Petronilla Whitfield’s professional output

A facilitation of dyslexia through a remediation of Shakespeare’s text

Article – Published 30th Jun 16

Abstract
This article shares the author’s research focusing on the facilitation of acting students with dyslexia in actor training. For some individuals with dyslexia the translation of the written text into image-based symbols using technological modalities can play a crucial role to access and make concrete the meaning of the words; in this case Shakespeare. Describing the author’s exploratory construction of a computer tool to assist students with dyslexia to read Shakespeare’s words, the article progresses to focus on one individual with dyslexia, whose illustrative PowerPoint compositions representing Shakespeare’s words, afforded her an autonomy over the text, whilst supporting working memory weaknesses. (Supplemental digital material accompanying this article can be accessed at doi:10.1080/13569783.2016.1194191.)

Publication details

Publication status Published
Refereed 1
Publication title RIDE: The JOURNAL OF APPLIED THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE
Publishers name Routledge/Taylor and Francis