Our dearest playwright SHAKESPEARE wrote in his play As You Like It, this:
“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages”.
Maybe due to his quote, maybe because I love theatre and performing plays, … I don’t know why, but I believe that if you are a teacher, you are a good actor / actress, don’t you think so?
Well, I strongly believe THEATRE is one of the best ways to encourage students to speak English, to memorise, to motivate them, to improve their pronunciation, to make them feel better speaking up, … and so on. You can find many plays thanks to Oxford, Burlington Ed. Perhaps you’ll have to arrange the numbers of characters, pages, … but it’s worthwhile.In my school, we have already performed wellknown plays such as ROMEO and JULIET, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Needless to say, that experience WAS UNFORGETTABLE, AMAZING for the students!!!
Moreover, if you don’t find a suitable play, you can ask the students to write their own plays, as if it was a role-play. It’s also a positive project, since they get more involved, they feel motivated and learn a lot.
I hope you’ll like it!THEATRE, a higly motivating enriching task,