Some reflexions on our topic -the use of theater in the classroom.
*In what sense can teachers be considered actors? Do you think there's any connection or similarity between teaching and acting?
*To Play. A Play. Jugar un papel. To play a role. Let's play! Don't you think playing is the best way of learning? Why do you think activities related to theatre can be particularly convinient for language learning?
*Literary genres are flexible, their boundaries or limits are not fixed, or at least can be crossed. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was based on a short story by Mateo Bandello; we can easily prepare a dialogue based on already known Fairy Tales. The possibilities are innumerable.
*Children are creative and imaginative. Some say the school tends to close those fantastic doors. Let's keep them open!
*Music and theatre can also be related. Reading outloud is a good way of improving our pronunciation, but singing is even better; when we sing, we usually pronounce better than when we speak, because we depend less on the articulatory or pronouncing habits of our mother tongue.
*What kind of movies do you like most? Have you ever considered the possibility of becoming a dubbing actor ? Would you like to try? What about musicals?