A Midsummer Night's Scene
Anyone who has taught or read Shakespeare knows that the best way to really understand the text is to perform it. Or rather, it is in the preparation to perform that one can learn to "see" the words in so many different ways. In the case of A Midsummer Night's Dream, it is often the case that it is the comedy that rises to the top when students dig into a scene.
Today, in a combined British Lit class session, students spent about 45 minutes preparing lines from Act 3, Scene 2. Then, of course, it was time to perform! Mr. Boisvert and Mr. Drummond enjoyed sitting back and watching the students interpret the text as the class did a sort of "tag team" performance of the first 350 lines.