Teaching Shakespeare - The Blog!
"Here let us breathe and haply institute a course of learning and ingenious studies." -Taming of the Shrew I.i
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
I'm about to start working on the Broadway Junior version of Annie. Because of a bureaucratic entanglement, it looks like I'm not going to get the show kit until after auditions.
If you have done Annie Junior, do you have a copy of the CD without the voices? What about a script? If not, can I just use the Broadway soundtrack for auditions and early rehearsals for choreography? I'm worried that if I teach them the music and choreography from the Broadway soundtrack, they'll be lost when the show kit comes in, and the music is cut down and musically transposed for kiddie voices.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
I could not believe this!
This week's This American Life:
350: Human Resources
The true story of little-known rooms in the New York City Board of Education building. Teachers are told to report there instead of their classrooms. No reason is usually given. When they arrive, they find they've been put on some kind of probationary status, and they must report every day until the matter is cleared up. They call it the Rubber Room. Average length of stay? Months, sometimes years. Plus other stories of the uneasy interaction between humans and their institutions.
Dave...Sharon...did you know?!