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Prepare for Hamlet - ImprovEd Shakespeare

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Hamlet Knew Yorik well!
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In this 3rd post to the incredible theater experience for children in Austin, Filmmaker,director nee educator,  Andee Kinzy provides a fine reading list to help  kids grasp the Bard's language  The audience back then understood 50,00 words! 'Sometimes you come across a phrase that just doesn’t make sense. Without being immersed in Shakespeare’s language, it can be hard to understand. A modern translation helps a-plenty. It helps you to appreciate the beauty of Shakespeare’s words. In any case, there’s no one right way to approach Shakespeare. The trick is to find what works for you.We hope these resources are helpful to get you started on your journey!'    As the NYS Educator of Excellence who introduced NYC kids to the bard, I did the same thing! This is theater education at its best, at a time when schools are offering so little language arts, to our texting , tweeting  kids. 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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