Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tis the Season: Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle and Wolf, about to encounter a ghost, and wake up after how many years?

Washington Irving, early American writer, had a wry sense of humor. This is one of my favorite stories, especially for autumn. Used to be seventh graders always read it; I found a simplified version in 'Bringing the Classics to Life,' Ed Con, for my Special Ed. and ESL classes. 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is included. It was always amazing fun, ripe with opportunities for in-class drama and art (of the autumn type.) I would always give a hint to them to watch out for the two Georges.


This production of Faerie Tale Theatre is directed by Francis Ford Coppola,  and produced in what would be a fantastic children's theatre.  It is my all time favorite Faerie Tale Theatre production, well worth the time.


 Faerie Tale Theatre 24 Rip Van Winkle 



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