Sunday, June 22, 2008

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

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.


Bill said...

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.

amusings_bnl said...

great link, and i'm so adding them to our links page for Rebel.

you're my hero, with all you're great resources!!!

Duane said...

Hero's a girl, can I be your Benedick or at least your Claudio?

Glad you like the site.