With these Joan Thorpe cuttings of significant scenes from The Taming of the Shrew, your students will have a blast and learn at the same time. These scenes require from 2-4 performers with each having about 30 lines of dialogue so they are accessible for students of all levels. Included is an index of all the scenes used along with the number of performers required for each. With this hands-on approach to Shakespear's plays, the students become actively involved in the performance.This particular play is especially interesting to teen-agers because of the verbal sparring and the comedy.
Students may be apprehensive at first but when they finally get into rehearsal, they become quite enthusiastic.This enhances their self-asteem, and the attending acclain of their parents, peers and the publicity also increases that feeling of accomplishment.
Because their understanding of the play is so much more comprehensive, their writing about it will be better. Joan Thorpe has listed possible writing topics such as "Compare/Contrast Katerina in Taming of the Shrew and Catherine in Wuthering Heights."
The teacher does not have to be experienced in drama because the Production Notes cover everything from costumes to grades.You just have fun along with the youngsters!