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Angels in America by Tony Kushner
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Jan 26, 2008

it was amazing
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Reading these plays aloud in a high school class created more than a few awkward moments.
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Antoine As one of the teachers who perpetrated the aforementioned, I would have to agree. And yet it was somehow refreshing; it felt like "if we can discuss this, we can discuss anything."

Josh I agree. The plays are absolutely amazing. That we read amazing literature, even if it can lead to some moments of awkwardness, speaks to the strength of the school.

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Brita I have to agree with you both. I still pull this out when I'm trying to describe the school to someone. It tends to have more of an impact than telling them the number of kids in my class or what we called our teachers. "You read WHAT as a junior in high school?"

Antoine The book that a similar dramatic effect for me (though it wasn't as well known) was Duras' The Lover. That was the year that our Humanities theme (as far as I could tell) was Illicit Sex in French Culture. With Peter, no less. Good times.

Clarissa McDaniel I can't imagine an administration that would let this play be read in a high school setting.

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