To the Fun, Education Theater Majors: Any tips on teaching Greek tragedy?
Hi, Educational Theater Majors:
I am getting ready to teach a unit using Antigone. My Grade 9 English class is heterogeneous (mixed abilities), generally uncomfortable with getting up in front of their peers to perform, and will likely get bored with the subject matter quickly. I would really like to try to get them out of their shells and engage with the text as dramatic performance.
Can anyone offer ideas/ways to:
1) make Greek tragedy engaging and appealing
2) warm up to drama (e.g., are there drama activities out there that would work especially well for Greek tragedy?)
3) recommend some good books for educational drama activities (someone recommended Games for Actors and Non-actors)