My Daughter A Witch

@franxav (3732)
February 4, 2017 9:08am CST
Shakespeare's plays are too difficult for my students to act out. They are too long and the language is too archaic. Dialogues are too lengthy to memorize. What I do is this - I pick some interesting scenes from Shakespeare's plays, shorten and simplify the dialogues, make the students practise for a week and put it up on the stage on a Sunday evening, when the whole community gathers in the hall. Recently, I simplified and abridged the scene from Macbeth where Macbeth meets the three witches. My daughter acted the role of the first witch. She and her two friends were very convincing and the ghosts that appeared caused enough scare among the spectators!
4 people like this
4 responses
• United Kingdom
4 Feb
Sounds great, I do think Shakespeare is far too dated now for kids
2 people like this
@Linda1234 (4783)
• Houston, Texas
4 Feb
Sounds very interesting.Enjoy your day.
2 people like this
@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Feb
What a great idea! I can still remember 'Double double toil and trouble' but that's about it. :)
1 person likes this
@franxav (3732)
5 Feb
Yes, that was what they acted out.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Feb
@franxav That is very clever to take a classic and make it simpler for them.
@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
4 Feb
What a great idea you had for Shakespeare's plays!! I would love to see the performance!
1 person likes this