Shakesphere classic gets an update in McAuley AP English class | Schools
COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - (Sent by Kathy Dietrich)
At McAuley High School, learning occurs through many different avenues: tablet computers, books, online books, teacher demonstrations, internet research, group projects, library research, films, field experiences, experiments, service opportunities, hands-on labs, creativity, music, physical activities, sculpture, drawing, painting, role-playing, guest speakers, and drama, to name just some.
Seniors in Mrs. Lynne Heile’s Advanced Placement English class recently brought Shakespeare to life with their dramatic assignment. The young women, in groups of five or six, were given several days to rewrite William Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, assign characters, pull together props and costumes, and memorize their lines and blocking.
Heile gave them a time limit of three minutes to perform their plays, which included redefining characters and switching roles all while incorporating the main themes and elements of The Tempest. On Tuesday, the students put on their productions on the stage of McAuley’s Performing Arts Center, seated in the round, as in Shakespeare’s day. Some of their retitled plays included The Tempest, Abridged, Tempest, the Musical, and #Tempest.
The students were very engaged throughout the assignment and had a fun time as they performed their own versions of The Tempest and as they watched the other groups.