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Shakespeare in American Sign Language!

Deaf Actors Capture a Beloved Comedy on DVD

Now, you can experience William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in a wonderfully different way! The jealousy, mistaken identity, fights, and duels that abound in this romantic romp can now be enjoyed on DVD in a lively American Sign Language (ASL) performance with an English voice-over. Under the direction of Peter Novak, a stellar cast of Deaf actors bring alive in this fully captioned DVD the confused lovers Viola, Orsino, Sebastian, and Olivia, and present hilarious characterizations of the wily Maria, Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, the feisty clown Feste, and the dour steward Malvolio. Enhancing the viewing of this one-of-a-kind DVD is the creation of a special Internet site that features explanations of the techniques used for the ASL translation, information about Shakespeare and the inception of the play, and complete lesson plans.

Use your exclusive subscriber discount and save 20% off the regular price when you order William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night DVD online or by mail. For online orders, type “DEC0620%” in the “Comments or Special Instructions” box below your credit card information.


Where Is Baby? A Lift-the-Flap Sign Language Book, written and illustrated by Michelle Cryan, provides a fun, interactive way to teach youngsters ages 1-4 basic ASL signs. Featuring 12 basic questions in ASL with English translations, little ones can find the answer for each question by lifting the flap on the opposite page to reveal a charming, full-color illustration.

Introducing young children to sign language can help them strengthen their vocabulary, grammar, and other language skills while also allowing them to communicate their needs and feelings at an earlier age. Topics of interest in Where Is Baby? include everyday subjects such as: Where is the squirrel?, Where is the airplane?, Where are my shoes?, Where is Daddy?, and much more. Save 20% off the regular price when you order Where Is Baby? online or by mail. For online orders, type “DEC0620%” in the “Comments or Special Instructions” box below your credit card information.


The Deaf Professional Network e-newsletter, which focuses on news, trends, technologies, laws, policy, education, lifestyles, and issues related to the education and empowerment of Deaf professionals and business owners, recently published a glowing review of Madan Vasishta’s Deaf in Delhi: A Memoir, the fourth volume in the Deaf Lives series: “This 216-page book is full of charming anecdotes, quirky memories and a tongue-in-cheek style. Ideal for Deaf culture and/or Deaf studies courses and for leisurely reading, this easy-to-read book is a fascinating look into deaf life in India. Deaf in Delhi is worth the buy and read. Vasishta’s story is a story of self-propelled determination and achievement, one that Americans can learn from.” The full review is available online. Deaf from illness at age 11 in 1952, Vasishta tells of his rise from herding cattle in a small village to becoming a photographer and teacher in Delhi, India, and later a student at what is now Gallaudet University in America. You can read more about Vasishta’s life experiences in chapter 4 “Other Cures,” and order Deaf in Delhi now.


The 150 Years on Kendall Green: Celebrating Deaf History and Gallaudet conference, which takes place on April 11–13, 2007 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., promises to be an insightful foray into the remarkable history of the founding of Kendall Green and its growth into the most important university for Deaf people worldwide. The first keynote presenter, James M. McPherson, Professor Emeritus of Princeton University, won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. McPherson will discuss the economic, social, and political context of Washington, DC, and the United States when Kendall Green and the National Deaf-Mute College (later renamed Gallaudet University) was founded, a time of political turmoil at the end of the Civil War. Paddy Ladd, University of Bristol, will also deliver a keynote presentation on 20th century manifestations of Deafhood, particularly concerning Deaf subalterns and Deaf resistance from a historical perspective. The conference will feature many other respected scholars making up an extraordinary ensemble of presenters. For more information and to register now for the early bird discount of 20% off, go to http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/gupiconference/index.html or contact Wendy Grande at wendy.grande@gallaudet.edu.


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