How could a study of Shakespeare lead to other areas of interest? Find out today as Chairman Michael Farris talks with Deborah Taylor-Hough on this edition of Home School Heartbeat.
Debi, one thing I appreciate about homeschool moms is their insatiable curiosity! Tell me, where did your study of Shakespeare lead?
Well, while we were at the Oregon Shakespearean festival, we took a backstage tour. And our tour guide was one of the actors, and his behind-the-scenes view of the professional acting life was fascinating. My daughter really developed a strong interest in drama at that point, and she's been active in drama classes and local theater groups ever since. There's nothing she enjoys more than having a part in skits at church. I'm not sure she would have discovered her love for the theater without her study of Shakespeare.
Debi, do you have any other advice for moms who are considering studying Shakespeare?
I'd tell them, "Don't be afraid of the big bad bard!" His work was meant to be enjoyed even without a lot of study. Just attending a local production of a Shakespearean comedy could be just the key to unlock the joys of Elizabethan theater with the kids.
Debi, thanks so much for being our guest. I'm Mike Farris.