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Re: Classroom Strategies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.1006.  Monday, 6 October 1997.

[1]     From:   Julia L. Shields <
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        Date:   Sunday, 5 Oct 97 15:49:04 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1003  Re: Classroom Strategies

[2]     From:   Peter C. Herman <
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        Date:   Sunday, 5 Oct 1997 20:11:22 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.1003  Re: Classroom Strategies


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From:           Julia L. Shields <
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Date:           Sunday, 5 Oct 97 15:49:04 EDT
Subject: 8.1003  Re: Classroom Strategies
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1003  Re: Classroom Strategies

With all due respect to Mr. Schmeeckle, I find that with today's
students I am having to use gimmicks that I would never have dreamt of
using in the past.  I've taught for thirty years, and the students today
are harder by far to interest in reading or writing than any I've taught
before.

Last year I used the insults briefly in a tenth grade class that had
come in determined to hate Shakespeare.  Their having ten minutes of fun
with those insults changed their attitudes.  No miracle cure, but they
were willing to give Shakespeare a chance.  Active involvement is
certainly one of the keys to success.

Julia Shields

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From:           Peter C. Herman <
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Date:           Sunday, 5 Oct 1997 20:11:22 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 8.1003  Re: Classroom Strategies
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.1003  Re: Classroom Strategies

>I began by showing a version of The Taming of the Shrew, produced back
>in the 60's or 70's, on video, by a group in San Francisco.  Someone may
>be able to identify this, as I have forgotten the details.

I also remember watching on PBS this production, which was by, if I
remember correctly, the San Francisco Repertory Company. Does anyone
know if it's available in video?

Peter C. Herman
 

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