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Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] performance of a novel
Date: Thu Jun 01 2006 - 10:32:38 EDT
To add to previous discussion. Two co-workers just had the students 'perform' Shakespeare.
Students were handed shortened scripts after they read the entire play. (of course some of the students did not read the entire play.)
They got to choose how they wanted to represent the parts. They did have to keep the language and many students, who I suspect did not read the play came to ask me about the words and their meaning. We got to practice Hamlet in rap, Romeo & Juliet characters dressed as hippies, the 'Scottish play'" was going to be done with all the characters as vampires. Most of the students were working very hard on this and asking other adults, teachers and parents for help. They were excited to be performing and visitors to the campus and I got to walk by loads of "dead bodies" with students decaliming around them. Please allow the kids to perform. They will astound you and themselves.
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