The homework assignment this week is to read through the script three times:
1. The first read through should be done silently as students highlight their part(s) and read the "acting notes" to better understand what they are saying. They should also reference their "Shakespeare terms" handout with definitions to some of the text that is not common, for instance, "anon" means "right now" OR "I come right away."
2. The second read through should be read aloud so they can play with the text rolling off their tongue and work on diction and inflections. Be creative and really try to get your meaning across.
3. The third time's a charm! This, too, should be read aloud (perhaps to a family member or maybe even your pet!) this time with more character in your voice and with lots of expression vocally and physically. Have fun with it!
Next week we will look into our characters more and get to know them a little better. Have a great week!
Greetings From Texas!Aidan and Piper
Half of the Harris Family arrived safely outside of Houston, Texas, on Easter Sunday; the other half is crossing the Louisiana swamps as we speak, stopping at various Visitors Centers in the area and trying to understand what the people are saying. They are also having some interesting culinary experiences (see: boudin).
We thought of everyone yesterday and are busily trying to adjust to our new way of life. At left, Aidan enjoys one of our extended family's three horses (named Piper, Renegade, and Trinity).
We look forward to seeing and visiting you each week via Mosaic Minutes and hold all of you in our hearts and thoughts. Until next week!