Teacher Manby Frank McCourt
Performed byMichael McMonagle
Recommended Ages13 and up
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Teacher Man / Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt, a dedicated teacher, charming storyteller, and eloquent writer, shares the riches of his thirty years, five-days-a- week experience in public high school classrooms. A modest man; “I thought I was teaching. I was learning,” he says as he and students take us on a journey laced with humor and fueled by a heart of unlimited circumference.
This Literature to Life award winner adapted in 2007 features fifty minutes of verbatim performance from the third in the trilogy of Frank McCourt’s memoirs. Having premiered at McCourt’s alma mater New York University the performance is a favorite among our audience of educators. Spanning from McCourt’s first days in the classroom to his ultimate retirement at Stuyvesant High School, the actor presents this teacher’s journey with the dry wit and pathos characteristic of this beloved author. Teachers and students alike will walk away with a better understanding of the relationship between teaching and learning and the admirable profession that is so important in our society – that of the teacher. Surrounded by a pre and post show interactive discussion audiences will explore themes including creative education and student / teacher relationships.
Teacher Man © 2005 by Green Peril Corporation
Published by Scribner Book Company and used by permission of the author.