Tuesday, November 15, 2005

All the World's a Stage

I've asked Linda Boice if she would send in periodic reports about whatever she would like - CCA incidents, book recommendations, etc. Just got this incident which took place on Monday:

I have to relate this incident from English 12 today. We were well into Act III of Hamlet, students reading the parts well. (We begin every class with fierce competition over who gets to read the "best," i.e. the longest parts. I feel like a referee.) The "play within the play" was unfolding, the king's guilty deed about to be acted out in front of Claudius and all the court of Denmark. Suddenly the bell rang, signalling the end of class, and immediately everyone went "oh-h-h." No one wanted to stop reading. Shakespeare was once again weaving his magic spell. None of us can wait until tomorrow, and I am wondering why people aren't clamoring to teach these teens as the teens are clamoring to be Polonius and Ophelia, King Claudius and Hamlet himself.


Anonymous Susan said...

Congratulations, Mrs. Boice! Those kind of moments make teaching worth all of the effort. Keep up the good work. CCA is in our hearts and prayers.

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