If you have ever taught someone, especially kids, something, then you know sometimes it can be quite challenging. The challenges you face are not just yours but those of your students too. So, just imagine trying to teach elementary school kids how to perform William Shakespeare’s plays! Well, that is exactly what Mel Ryane did…and she volunteered to do it!
Her memoir, Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Taught Me That Hollywood Couldn’t, shares with you not only funny stories, but a story of great success and growth for all. She discovered how to master teaching by opening up to what the kids needed, and the personal growth opportunities that she offered her students were profound – whether she fully realized it at the time or not.
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*Free copy drawing Feb 28, 2015.
(Print version if in US. Digital version if outside US.)
If you love kids or if you are or know a teacher, this book is for you!
Following a distinguished career as a classically trained actor onstage and in film and television, Mel Ryane has found a new artistic home in the written word with her memoir, Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me That Hollywood Couldn’t.
Mel became a professional actor during her teens in her native Canada, and then followed her career to New York City and to theatres across North America. After applying her skills to coaching actors on major studio and network projects, Mel was accepted into the Directing Workshop for Women at the prestigious American Film Institute. She subsequently wrote a screenplay that advanced to the semifinal round in the Motion Picture Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.
Mel travels across the country teaching “From Page to Podium: Reading Your Work Aloud,” a workshop that helps writers find their public speaking voice. She also offers school workshops introducing Shakespeare to students. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their dog and cat.
We know what we are, but we know not what we may be. – Shakespeare
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