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Re: [Something] A good reason and place to buy comics this month...

  • From"Laurie J. Rich" <knitmeapony@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 4 Oct 2007 13:05:05 -0500
I had a phenomenal English teacher my 10th grade year (I liked her so
much I manipulated my schedule to have her in 11th and 12th as well).
One of the things that she had us do was break down the Shakespeare
that we read (R&J and Julius Caesar, of course, but she also gave us
Coriolanus and, if memory serves, Othello that year) and together, in
class, write summaries of important sections that were as salacious
and plain-language as we liked.

15-year-olds never studied a text so hard as we did, looking for an
excuse to reference genitalia, slang, and scatological humor out loud
in front of an authority figure.



On 10/4/07, Christopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thursday, October 04, 2007, at 12:54PM, "Atwood, Robert C" <r.atwood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >Weird, I did not see the original news story yet  ...
> >
> >When I was in grade 9, we were encouraged to go to see the stage play
> >'Equus' by Peter Shaeffer, and the theater presenting it offered
> >significant discout for highschool students.
> >
> >There is nudity in that play !   And other potentially objectionable
> >things like  insanity , violence, singing of television commercial
> >jingles, ..
> Yeah, when I was in school they took us to Portland to see Romeo and Juliet on stage, with boobies and all. ;)  I can tell you that at fourteen, I thought it was awesome. :)
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