Within this collection there are simple stories dramatized, mathematics lessons portrayed, science lessons illuminated, myths brought to life, and humourous skits arranged for adolescents. Scenes from history are brought into crystalline focus in a form that will be remembered for a lifetime. There is a puppet play written jointly by a class and their teacher as part of an English assignment. The festivals and sense of community are made more accessible through some of the plays. The theme of love, prevalent in all of Shakespeare's plays, is the focus of one play and served as a portion of the academic studies of an eleventh grade high school class.
The editor would like to express gratitude to all the teacher/playwrights included in this book. I especially want to express gratitude to my good friend Arthur F. Auer, whose plays have always been an inspiration to me, as well as to the rest of his immediate colleagues. I am excited for the opportunity to share his work. For me, to enter Arthur's classroom is to become inspired.
Author: David Mitchell