Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I'm really excited to start studying the novel The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood with my seventh graders. I've always loved Shakespeare because of his brilliance with the English language. I've had the pleasure of seeing many Shakespeare plays on stage, including The Tempest, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I've also had the privilege of travelling to Stratford-upon-Avon to see Shakespeare's birthplace and grammar school, as well as Anne Hathaway's cottage, and even two plays at the reconstructed Globe: King Lear and Othello. I took my one-year-old son, Gabriel to King Lear, and we were groundlings (perfect for a wandering toddler), and I took a group of high school students from my school in China to a showing of Othello. Although it was freezing, it was an experience of a lifetime!