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Beginning with a couple of obscure characters, and adaptation idea.

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Clopha Deshotel Adaptation for 2010 - First step may be to get permission to use a song in a musical stage play. John Mayer's "Daughters" is one, and the other is Jethro Tull's "Wind Up" for a tribute to the work of a medical doctor friend in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama - the stageplay needing music would be "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the role of three women helping a daughter safely reach adulthood (Scout, yes - Mayella, no) is the theme.

Another approach - Take the lyrics of one of the two songs suggested and give some new attention to the "lining" of songs as done in the church community of Calpurnia and Zeebo:

Who is Zeebo? Zeebo, Calpurnia's oldest son, is the town garbage collector. He is one of only four people in First Purchase church who can read. Calpurnia explains to Jem and Scout that "There wasn't a school even when [Zeebo:] was a boy," and mentions that it was she that "made him learn, though." She taught him how to read; that she herself can was unusual. She said that she was taught by "Miss Maudie Atkinson's aunt, old Miss Buford." When Calpurnia taught Zeebo to read, he was older; he "had half-grown children." How she taught him was that she "made him get a page of the Bible every day" and then used a book that their grandaddy Finch had given to her years ago, and taught him to read using both of those sources. (Bible Commentaries?) So, through Calpurnia's tutelage, Zeebo learned to be comfortable with book-print.

What can you say that was not said?




Robin I would say it is perfect as well. There are not too many books I would say that about but this one needs only for one to read it more than once in a life time. It is a magnificent piece of art.


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