Tom's ideas are good, too. However, I don't know how you are going to 
get those awesome Matrix special effects to ever come out. I mean, it is 
one thing to see them on the big screen, but in person?  Maybe if you 
plugged all the parents into the machinery, like in the real Matrix.  
Hmmmmm.....  

Gary


Tom Matkin wrote:
> 
> Gary's idea is perfect.  To jumpstart the process you could base the
> play on a nursery story like the three little pigs, Chicken Little or
> the Matrix sequel 9. Teach them the nursery story then if the ideas
> don't flow, get a video camera out, do some casting and turn them loose.
> "Hey you, you're the goose, you over there, you are the golden egg
> (remember to emote!) and you in the corner, you are the golden harp and
> who wants to be Jack, where's our giant and the seven fairy princesses
> and the wicked step mother and Toto and the wicked witch of the west?"
> 
> Tom
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gerald Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: November 10, 2003 9:32 AM
> > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: [ZION] The play's the thing.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I suggest you have the kids write one.  They can use their strength
> inthe
> > language to write it, come up with their own story line, and put it
> down
> > in English words. Then you can help them correct it, and then practice
> the
> > play.  In this way, they are not just memorizing a play, but actually
> > using their command of the English language to translate, etc.
> > 
> > And if that doesn't work, the Mikado is always a good bet in English
> OR
> > Japanese.  ;-)
> > 
> > K'aya K'ama
> > Gerald Smith
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]   http://www.geocities.com/rameumptom/
> > Freedom Forever
> > 
> > 
> > Cousin Bill:
> > Attempt to start new thread #3.
> > 
> > As many of you know, I reside in Japan, making my living by
> > babysitting kids ... I mean teaching kids English lessons.  --
> > One thing I would like to try to do is put on a program for these
> > kids' parents to make them think that I'm actually doing some
> > work.  I know that ELF and Tom Matkin have made reference to
> > being in various dramatic productions.  I'm sure there are
> > probably others as well.  Does anyone here have any ideas on
> > where I could find simple plays (the operative word being
> > "simple") that these kids with little English experience could
> > learn and perform?  These would NOT by LDS-central, though for
> > little kids I don't suppose there would be anything too weird.
> > 
> > I think my attempt to start a new thread is really stretching it
> > now.
> > 
> > Cousin Bill
> > 
> >
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> //
> > ////
> > ///  ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at  ///
> > ///  http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html      ///
> >
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> //
> > ///
> 
> 
> 



Gerald (Gary) Smith
geraldsmith@ juno.com
http://www.geocities.com/rameumptom

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
///  ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at  ///
///  http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html      ///
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
--^----------------------------------------------------------------
This email was sent to: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2
Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

TOPICA - Start your own email discussion group. FREE!
http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/create/index2.html
--^----------------------------------------------------------------

Reply via email to