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Such a fabulous set of performances of Shakespeare by Year 3 09. Congratulations to all - you managed so beautifully to implement the examples and advice given by our Bell Shakespeare coach, Matt. So good to have Shakespeare mediated into our bodies by someone with such experience. Enjoy the feast of impressions (and remember- click thrice for a better shot- and remember also if you want an enlargement or an original image just send a request through to yours truly- MG). Three cameos: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV Part 1 and The Tempest:





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From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 21st, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)

Wow: What a difference!!!

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Hi Michael

Having had Matt from Bell Shakespeare come out was one of the best decisions made this year. As a former drama student, even I was impressed at what Matt was able to achieve within 2 short hours! Eveything he explained and touched on is fundamental to drama skills, and you only have to compare the performances from the past to this year, to see the huge benefits. I was so impressed by our performances on Tuesday. I remember in the past how most would hide behind chairs and desks, reading lines without action or movement; this had a soporific affect, which defeats the whole purpose of the assessment. But now, with all the action, one can focus more, and learn more as well. But not only that, but when we become these "characters" there is more understnading of the text itself! I am very grateful that you were able to do this for all of us, and if you go through all our live-journals, I am sure you will find much agreement on this point.
All the best
Nancy McKibbin
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From:rebeccabragg
Date:May 24th, 2009 09:44 am (UTC)

Hi Michael

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While this has always been one of my favourite classes I've taken at ACU, I'd have to say this weeks lecture, and last weeks lecture, were probably the best I've been to. Last week with Matt from Bell's wasnt only helpful in terms of understanding Shakespeare a little bit more, but it was as entertaining as anything, and then this week just topped it off to see what everyone made of these plays we had spent so much time analysing. Can i sneak into next year's third year Shakespeare classes in weeks 11 and 12? Pretty Please?
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From:michaelgriffith
Date:May 24th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)

Re: Hi Michael

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I would love to see you back for that class.... thanks for your comment
MG
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From:seek_randomness
Date:May 25th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
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All these pictures are hilarious! :)
Thanks Michael! :)
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From:michaelgriffith
Date:May 25th, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
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I would love you to say what you feel about how LJ has worked for you over the last few years? Any comments? MG
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 25th, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)

Thumbs up for Live Journal!

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Sure! :) I have very high praise for LJ, as i'm sure you have heard me say during class, though if anything i would really recommend anybody who wants to seriously find out how beneficial it has been to our learning experience both critically and creatively to look at Reilly's week eleven entry on his Live Journal! I agree 100% with what he has to say and i believe most, if not all Literature students will agree!

KEPP LJ! It's great! :)
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From:alexandrabr
Date:May 29th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
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what great photos!! i love everyones costumes heheh. these images bring back the memories of that crazy day! :)
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