Miller and Wilde for all levels
It is truly the season of Arthur Miller and Wilde. Schools – both IP, express streams and JCs are now selected the works of these two great playwrights. I am just glad that I get to teach Miller’s and Wilde’s works at long last. I would not pretend to be able to teach the texts unless I have a strong grasp of them. it is not only about knowing the respective texts but also understanding the authors’ lives and experiences.
Many of my students who are doing “Crucible” confessed to me that they did not understand the play. When I asked if they had found the play troubling, the same students replied no. Well at the end of just two sessions, their views took a 180 degree turn.
Then there is the “Death of a Salesman” which is the new text for 2014 and 2015 exams.Like all Miller’s plays, they grab you and do not let go. His plays deal with serious moral issues and are extremely relevant in today’s world.
MOE’s new Lit syllabus is really refreshing – it is good of them to keep changing the texts regularly. I am happy to announce that I can teach close to 75 titles in both the lower and upper secondary levels, IP, IB and JC.