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Congratulations, actors!

posted Mar 22, 2013, 11:59 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 22, 2013, 12:03 PM ]

King Lear was an incredible success. The performances last week at Town Hall Theater were a tremendous culmination of ten weeks of hard work by our 4-6 graders. The skills learned and practiced during this time exceeded the memorization and delivery of lines. This group of children became a team that collaborated and cooperated together. They learned new vocabulary and analyzed text in a meaningful way. They were coached by professionals who critiqued their work and challenged them to fix it. They were given dozens of directions on stage that they immediately followed and remembered. The arts is a  wonderful, genuine context in which to learn these life skills. We are fortunate to have such a resource as Town Hall Theater and its Shakespeare, It’s Elementary! program nearby.