Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I would really like to have the students create alternate versions of Macbeth. They would compose a small screenplay and then perform it either live or prerecorded. It would likely take place after Spring Break. Since Houston has such a large theater district, I think it would be interesting to see if we could arrange to Skype with a few actors who have actually performed the original Macbeth or alternate versions of it. Since they are such creative minds, it could even be fun to bounce around some ideas for different versions of the play with them. From here, the students could use google docs to work on their screenplay in groups. Diigo could be used to centralize ideas found elsewhere. Live performances could be taped in the classroom and placed with the prerecorded ones on a class youtube channel to share with other schools.