Shrew Scenes: videos and scripts

Click here for scripts.

Scenes from the American Conservatory Theater production. Watch them all (for exam purposes). Watch extra carefully the one you are performing.

How goodly shines the moon!

Lay forth the gown.

Rap me well

She is my goods

Untie my hands!

Why will you mew her up?

Taming Scene (Goodmorrow, Kate)



Gotta take that Star reading test again.

This is the link

Best to open it in FIREFOX.

Name in ALL CAPS is your first initial + the first 4 letters of your last name. Example, Anna = ATAGL and Eric = EFARN

Password is the one you use to log in on a daily basis.

You’ll remember the drill. There are two tests, same as before.

Logout, if needed

Lord of the Flies: The Paper

Here’s a PDF of the quote-based paper assignment, in case you lost yours or were absent when I handed it out.

NOTE:  if you choose to do the Pig Hunt paper, the highest grade you can receive is a B, given that the page numbers are all picked out for you and we discussed that in depth in class.

Lord of the Flies, two ways

lord of the fliesKnow yourself as a reader. If reading while listening would help you absorb this book better, please go to the Lord of the Flies Page on this site so you can hear it in iTunes while you read. You will need to ask me for the password.

Also on that page is a tool to help you search the text. This will be useful as you take notes on the book for a 4th quarter paper.

Lord of Flies at Amazon

Finally, extra notetaking sheets available as a pdf here.

The Psychology of Evil


Here’s a link to Philip Zimbardo’s TED talk on the psychology of evil.

And here’s some quotes from that talk:

There are seven social processes that grease the slippery slope of evil:

  1. mindlessly taking the first small step
  2. dehumanization of others
  3. de-individualization of self (anonymity)
  4. diffusion of personal responsibility
  5. blind obedience to authority
  6. uncritical conformity to group norms
  7. passive tolerance of evil through inaction or indifference

“Power without oversight is prescription for abuse”

“They paint themselves like Lord of the Flies… and that’s the power of anonymity.”

“All evil starts with 15 volts.”

That whole TED conference was called “Will Evil Prevail.” There are notes for it if you want to read about the whole thing, and you can find all the talks at the TED site.

I-Search Outside Reading

(due April 4th and 5th)

In the spirit of I-Search, you have a choice of 3 books to read, each of which is kind of a book-length I-Search paper. That is, a reporter set out to investigate a subject by interviews and background reading, and produced from that information an influential book.

  1. The oldest is John Hersey’s Hiroshima, written in 1946. Hersey was sent by the New Yorker magazine one year after the atom bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. He interviewed survivors and put together a piece for the magazine that turned into a book. Hiroshima focuses not on the politics and military history of World War II, but rather on what it was like to be in that human-made disaster on the day the bomb dropped and the weeks afterward.
  2. Like Hiroshima, the origin of Into the Wild was as a magazine article, this one in Outside magazine in 1993. John Krakauer was investigating the strange death of a young man named Chris McCandless, who left all connections behind to hitchhike to Alaska and head for the wilderness, with nothing but 10 pounds of rice, a .22 calibre rifle, a camera, several boxes of rifle rounds, and a small selection of reading material. His body was found several months later by some hunters. Krakauer, in trying to figure out how McCandless died, ended up looking also into Chris’s personality and life and motivation for heading off on his own to Alaska. This popular book was made into an excellent movie in 2007, directed by Sean Penn and starring Emile Hirsch.
  3. The Perfect Storm was written in 1997 by Sebastian Junger. Junger investigated the loss of a fishing boat, the Andrea Gale, based out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The crew was lost 575 miles at sea during the severe conditions of a “perfect storm.”  You will learn a lot about deep-sea fishing, about the community of fishermen from Gloucester, about storms, and about rescues at sea in this gripping book, which was made into an excellent movie in 2000.


Much of what you’ll need is in a Noteshare Notebook, which you can download here.

Snow seems to be an issue in 2011. Don’t forget to check my Google calendar to keep track of the ever-changing blue and red dates and to see if weather has caused any deadline shifts.