TROJAN WAR CONFIDENTIAL is a vaudeville adaptation of the Trojan War. Students re-enact tragicomic touchstones of Greek mythology: the Temptation and Very Poor Judgment of Paris, the Curse of Cassandra, the Wrath of Achilles, and a Trojan Horse that argues with itself.
TROJAN WAR CONFIDENTIAL has been produced with both middle and high school students, then "work-shopped" as a teaching tool for introducing classics of world culture in a limited amount of time with a maximum amount of fun. Six pages of study sheets and quizzes are included.
Michael Fountain's pastiche of Shakespeare for students, "Hamlet with Extra Cheese", is available from Brooklyn Publishers
, with productions in the U.S. and Canada. He has published articles on a variety of topics and taught in both inner city and rural schools for more than 20 years.