The Answer Sheet: shakespeare

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/11/2011

Ravitch: The chutzpah of rewriting Mark Twain (and how it relates to "The Wire")

Education historian Diane Ravitch writes about the latest effort to cleanse Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" of hurtful words.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  censorship, classic literature, diane ravitch, huck fin, huckleberry fin, the wire, william shakespeare, writing mark twain

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/09/2010

Shakespeare unseated as king of high school theater

William Shakespeare has been knocked off his throne as king of dramatic high school theater productions for the first time since an annual survey began in 1937 -- and you may be surprised by who overtook him. Dramatics magazine has...

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Education | Tags:  almost maine, beauty and the beast, dramatics, footloose, high school theater, high school theater productions, john cariani, midsummer night's dream, shakespeare, shakespeare plays, theater, theater productions, theater survey, top 10 musicals, top 10 plays