I’m hanging out tonight in anticipation of Open House. Since I have a long commute, I stay on nights like these because I’d have to turn right around and come back to school were I to make the drive home. What’s obvious from these snapshots is that my whiteboards display more of my drawing than curricula.
At a red light last Friday the driver in front of me began to back up, coming very close to my car. I tapped my horn because I thought he was going to hit my front end. His reaction was to give me the middle finger. His anger escalated, the result of which was his pulling over and threatening me, then getting behind me and blasting the horn for several minutes. One way of coping with madness is through art. So I drew a quick ink sketch of this guy which depicts the moment he pulled over to get behind me.
This whole rap thing started last year as a joke. Some kids thought it would be funny if I were a rapper because I’m the least likely person to be one. After all, I’m a huge classical music fan and don’t know much about rap — period and full stop.
This is a full-cast performance by The Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center featuring Robert Foxworth, Pamela Payton-Wright, Stuart Pankin, and Jerome Dempsey and cast. I use this full audio recording of The Crucible in my classroom and intend no copyright infringement. It’s for educational purposes only.
It was produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Jules Irving and Robert Symonds) and directed by John Berry.
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