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Shakespeare: Teaching His Plays Takes Hard Work

Shakespeare: Teaching His Plays Takes Hard Work

April 9, 2009


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Navi Somal '09 & Ben Klaff '10 A&E Editor & Features Editor Four hundred and thirty five years after his death, contemporary writers, actors and filmmakers continue to find inspiration in the works of Shakespeare. But for high school teachers, reviving an interest in Shakespeare in students remains a challenge. Students in the Westport Public School System re...

Jazz Appreciation Month: Tune in this April

April 9, 2009


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Constance Chien '10 Web News Editor For all you jazz fanatics, both current and potential, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Now, what exactly is Jazz Appreciation Month? Read More »...

Peer Players Perform: Improv and Insight on Teenage Topics

Peer Players Perform: Improv and Insight on Teenage Topics

April 3, 2009


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Drinking, boyfriends, peer pressure, and Facebook friends were all dealt with by acting group Peer Players in their performance on March 12 at Toquet Hall. They combined improv with realistic scenes, and asked the audience for opinions and feedback on touchy, yet relevant subjects in the teenagers’ lives....

“Eastbound & Down”: A Fine Look Into the Life of a Likeable Loser

“Eastbound & Down”: A Fine Look Into the Life of a Likeable Loser

March 27, 2009


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The best new show on television isn’t about a king ruling America. It’s not a new talk show and certainly isn’t a reality show about dancing celebrities. No, it’s about a loser. A loser with dignity and a giant ego. That show, is HBO’s “Eastbound & Down.” Read More »...

The Oscars in Review

February 24, 2009


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by Ian Phillips '10 Unless you live under a rock, you know that tonight was the 81st annual Academy Awards. The winner, as predicted (and deserved), was "Slumdog Millionaire." "Slumdog" took home an astounding 7 Oscars. In addition it took home awards for director Danny Boyle, screenplay, sound, original...

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