American Classics in the Classroom

Last Tuesday (Jan.31), students in 1º and 2º and 3º of ESO were treated to Showtime’s “American Classics” theatre for half of their school day. Actors from The Improving Company, a Madrid theater group specializing in immersive educational experiences, came to IES Gabriel García Márquez and staged fun and interactive interpretations of eight classic American works. Students watched and participated in Gone with the Wind, Moby Dick, Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, The Catcher in the Rye, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, The Outsiders, and To Kill a Mockingbird. In addition to painting a vibrant picture of stories’ plots with their performances, actors explained the lasting legacies the stories left on American culture. The students were active participants —they volunteered to play significant roles in the stories as well as being a supportive audience.

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