After immigrating to the United States with his family he attended school at Brigham Young University — Idaho where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.
He started with his daughter and then son. So writing a book about teaching Shakespeare to kids may have seemed natural: Your book reinvigorated Shakespeare for me, to see his work with fresh eyes.
My experience of Shakespeare was dry and hard work at school. How do you convince an adult that Shakespeare is relevant to his or her child if her experience has been similar to mine?
Yours is not an untypical journey. This is especially true for kids at a very young age, like 6 to So what my book tries to do is expose both kids and their parents to the beauties and intelligence — and just plain fun — of Shakespeare with no prior knowledge required.
I had a wonderful meeting recently with an Englishman who has become a very successful businessman in an area totally unrelated to literature. It was only later in life, in his late 30s, that he discovered and fell in love with Shakespeare for the first time.
How did he do it? He told me that he used to take a group of his employees to London once a year for a blow-out day of fun and food and entertainment, so they could spend some real quality time together. But about 20 years ago, they were on the South Bank in London and passed The Globe Theater, and tickets were available.
And for my friend and his companions, it was like a revelation. He said it was like a mist that disappeared from before his eyes. Shakespeare has enriched his life — as it enriches the lives of all of us who have had this kind of opportunity.
Good actors tell the stories clearly, in a straight line, so that the audience can understand every word. Do you hear back from adults with similar revelations after reading your book? Writing this book was a labor of love. Believe me, no one has ever made a living writing a book about Shakespeare.
But you do it because you love it so much and you want to share it with the world. And the best part has been when people write to me and say, "Oh, my gosh! I was teaching it to my son and daughter and we all started understanding it together and now we all love it!
But oh my gosh! First, read a few lines — the ones I suggest in the first chapter. Simple, beautiful lines from a simple, understandable passage.
It simply describes a place in a forest where the magical Fairy Queen of the forest sleeps at night. When my children first heard about all this, they were struck dumb with excitement. What could be a better story for a youngster than a story about a magic forest, a mischievous fairy sprite and a beautiful princess?
As the book says, make sure that you and your kids understand every word in the passage — and then memorize it, which you can do in about ten minutes. With that start, things will begin to fall into place.
The third step is to take the time to watch a good production of Shakespeare. You can do it in person if you have a good theater nearby; or you can do it online.
There are some very good Shakespeare movies on Amazon and Netflix — or you can watch wonderful full-length productions thanks to the GlobePlayer, which records many of the best productions put on by the Globe Theatre in London and makes them available at very reasonable cost.Two really nice articles came out this week and I wanted to share them with everyone.
One of my plays that is most dear to my heart is Shakespeare in Hollywood because it combines all of the things I love best: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and high comedy.
The Stagecrafters in Philadelphia, PA just received a rave review for their production of Shakespeare . Rohan was born and raised in South Africa. After immigrating to the United States with his family he attended school at Brigham Young University – Idaho where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.
It’s hard to know who had the most fun: William Shakespeare in writing A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Benjamin Britten in creating his opera on it. Every work of Britten’s, either overtly or slightly, has a theme of innocent suffering running through it.
In the Dream the slight and the overt. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in / It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the ashio-midori.com include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are .
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