Language and Literacy
Taking the Language Arts Curriculum into the Real World
The Bard returns to St. Louis in 2014
Outside the St. Louis Art Museum, a small grassy area known as Shakespeare Glen hosts the summer event "Shakespeare in the Park," unaffiliated with the event of the same name that takes place in New York's Central Park every summer. In years past, the directors, cast and crew have adapted the classics, bringing new settings, new cultures, and sometimes new characters to the audience. In 2012, director Bruce Longworth set the classic Othello in the 30-day war between Italy and Turkey, in the year 1912. The characters remained the same culturally, but the directors chose to close the historical gap, letting the plot, and some of the racial and political issues, resonate a little more closely with the audiences.
This summer, the festival will continue their tradition of new and exciting ways to experience the Bard. 2014 will include a run of not 1, but 3 plays: Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (edited to be performed as one piece), and Henry V. The plays will alternate evenings, allowing audiences to see both. Saturdays will include back to back performances of the plays, with a dinner break in between. The design team and cast have not yet been selected.
Click here for opening dates and a full press release about the 2014 season.
Saturday, May 17th 2014 at 8pm to Sunday, June 15th 2014 at 11pm
Fine Arts Dr
St Louis, MO
Who Says Text Speak Isn't a Language?
Watch the Ted Talk below regarding this issue-- and the new "linguistic repetoire" evolving-- and bring your thoughts to class!
Literary Tourist... For Those Who Like to Explore
Find new places to inspire you and your writing, make connections, and perhaps learn some new skills and facts along the way.
Click the link below to begin your journey!
Listening to Poetry: Going Beyond a Simple Reading
Click the "play" button below to hear a reading of a class Emily Dickinson poem. Explore some of the others on SoundCloud. Prepare a reading of your own favorite poem to bring to class during our study of poetry.
The Poetry Foundation