Sunday, May 8, 2016

"What fools these mortals be!" Dame Fortuna (Roman deity)

We move from Greek myths to poetry to SHAKESPEARE! This week we have fun with language and The Bard. We will be watching and studying "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Your homework is to be memorizing your poem for our recitation day on May 20, and to be completing your 90 minutes of Membean by 5/15.

As I explained in class, the most effective way to learn your poem is to learn only two or three lines per night, unless the lines are short. Each night, make sure you have the previous nights' lines in your memory, then add two more. Once you have all the lines memorized, begin working on phrasing - pauses, words that should have emphasis, and SPEAKING SLOWLY.

This week we also have:
Monday: regular schedule, you will receive your Study Guide for your final exam in LA
Tuesday: A schedule
Wednesday: A schedule for Yom HaZikaron observance, wear white/navy
Thursday: Yom HaAtzmaut - no regular classes, wear Israel shirt, navy bottoms or jeans, water bottle, hat
Friday: regular schedule