Tag Archives: shakespeare

Review: TWERP by Mark Goldblatt

How many times have we witnessed kids picking on one another verbally or physically and, when challenged about it, defending themselves by saying, “It’s a joke,” or “We’re just kidding around”? In Twerp, Mark Goldblatt shows how “just kidding around” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: SHAKESPEARE’S JULIUS CAESAR: THE MANGA EDITION by Adam Sexton and Hyeondo Park

Author Adam Sexton says in the introduction to this largely successful rendering of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “Unbound by the physical realities of the theater, the graphic novel can depict any situation, no matter how fantastical or violent, that it creators … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

That Was Fun! — Zapping Apathy at #NCTE11

Thanks to everyone who attended our presentations at NCTE this weekend. If you’re looking for the handouts, scroll down any time! Tony Romano and I were happy to see our friends Jodi Douglas Moeller and Douglas Jameson from Hazelwood West … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Brit Lit: Reading, Writing and Relevance

This year I’m assigned to teach three sections of British Literature Survey, a one-semester class for seniors. I’ve taught this class before, but it’s been at least a dozen years since it appeared in my schedule. Brit Lit hasn’t changed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments