November 21, 2019

Brianna Henshaw, English Literature student, Bishop's University

Four days, six plays, four post-show chats, three workshops, and three behind the scenes tours. That's a lot to do with little time for classroom talks. But that's exactly the point: this wasn't a regular classroom experience, and it wasn't trying to be. Though we had little time for normal classroom learning (and when it did happen it was over dinner, before shows, sitting at benches in a park) we had more than enough time for learning. That's what this whole week was about. When we weren't leaning from the plays we watched or the workshops we attended we learned from each other; heated debates pre- and post-performances, and long discussions over meals about what we did and did not like, what was true to the text and what interpretive leaps did or did not work. Collaborative learning. The nature of this course meant that I was able to learn more hearing my classmates' perspectives than I would ever have done in a classro...

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