[LMB] Group Read of Richard III

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Sun Jun 4 19:23:58 BST 2017


Sylvia McIvers wrote:
> I remember the first time I figured out that hey, this is a stage 
> play, why
> are we reading the script instead of watching it?
>
> It would have made high school lit a lot more interesting.  I wonder how
> many of shax's contemporaries could actually have read the script?

Well, in my lit classes, when we read plays we each were given parts and 
"read" excerpts that way. "Macbeth", "The Hairy Ape", "A Raisin in the 
Sun".... We also did this, sometimes, with novels. (I got some peer 
kudos for my very creepy reading of Chillingworth in _The Scarlet Letter_.)

Jim Parish


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