I'm Sorry, Did You Say 8th Graders?

http://www.shakespeareteacher.com/blog/archives/476 Well, ShakespeareTeacher has officially impressed me.  I don’t think I even got to see Shakespeare until 9th grade, and even then it was all Taming of the Shrew / Julius Caesar / Romeo and Juliet.  He’s got a class not only doing Cymbeline, but filming an entire talk show about it – including an alternate ending, and a commercial for a Cymbeline video game!  Wow.  Most people you meet who know anything about Shakespeare will still never know, sometimes never have even heard of, Cymbeline. Video included at the link, although I wish the sound was better.  I have to crank it up to max to hear the individual students, but then the overwhelming noise of the applause blows my eardrums out.  But that’s pretty standard for a no frills auditorium shoot, can’t really fault him (or the kids) for that.

3 thoughts on “I'm Sorry, Did You Say 8th Graders?

  1. Hey, thanks for the link, and the kind words.

    I was only introduced to Cymbeline about five years ago, but I am a huge fan and think the play is really underrated.

    It’s also violent and racy, so the 8th graders really went for it.

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