A School Makes Much Ado about Shakespeare
Neal Thompson, Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
The rap on William Shakespeare has long resembled the rap on, say, broccoli: It's supposed to be good for you, but not necessarily pleasant.
But at Far Brook School in this New York City suburb, actor-turned-teacher Jim Glossman tries to impress upon his students that Shakespeare is "just words in a funny order, they're not funny words."
"Instead of saying 'go out the door,' he says, 'out the door you go'," says Mr. Glossman, the school's drama director. "As the students start to get used to that, they start to understand it more." In a nation whose classrooms often glance past Shakespearean prose, this independent elementary and junior high school is …
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Publication information: Article title: A School Makes Much Ado about Shakespeare. Contributors: Neal Thompson, Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 29, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.