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Life Arts    H4'ed 3/26/16

Prepare for Shakespeare's History Plays - ImprovEd Shakespeare

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Petruchio and Kate: TAMING OF THE SHREW
Petruchio and Kate: TAMING OF THE SHREW
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IN THE ABSENCE OF THE ARTS IN THE ScHOOLS, COMES THIS CREATION: In Austin Texas, there is a theater group which had its beginning as a language component to a home-school cooperative, but is now open to all kids in Austin. Andee Kinzy, a filmmaker and the mother of my own grandkids, adapted plays by Shakespeare to offer the language and words of Shakespeare to children, and to give them a chance to participate in an on-stage  production. TAKE A LOOK a the latest promotion, which offers language arts like no Common Core curriculum anywhere. The photo shows my 12 year old granddaughter as Pertuchio, in "Taming of the Shrew. Perched on her knee is Kate who is 13. You should hear all of these children speak!Go to the links to see more of this astonishing theater.

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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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