ERIC Number: EJ856308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Student Voices: How Has Performing Shakespeare Helped You Appreciate His Work?
Almansouri, Orubba; Balian, Aram S.; Sawdy, Jessica
English Journal, v99 n1 p35-36 Sep 2009
In this article, three students share how performing in Shakespearean plays have helped them appreciate his work. Orubba Almansouri describes how acting out the play "Romeo and Juliet" allowed him to understand the whole story better. While rehearsing and performing "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Aram S. Balian became a true Shakespeare fan, recognizing his masterful use of subtle ironies and sarcasm. Jessica Sawdy discovered that when she performed the monologue of Lady Macbeth, she gained an appreciation of Shakespeare's writing and found inspiration in his work.
Descriptors: Drama, Acting, Literature Appreciation, Literary Criticism, English Literature, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes, Reader Text Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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