Wednesday, October 10, 2007

in which I am a Corrupter of Youth

Today's five-minute in-class writing question: What do you imagine happens after the end of Othello?

Overheard after class:

"We should write Othello II."

"With a cyborg and a robot."

"And a pirate!"

"Yeah, Iago's a pirate, Othello's a robot."

"It could be a sitcom."

(I resisted the urge to tell them about Antonio's Revenge.)


Sisyphus said...

Ooh, I want to see that!

Better than with my students, who wanted to translate "Eve of St. Agnes" into ebonics. I thought that was hilarious for about 30 seconds before I started thinking out the problematic aspects of that action.

And in reference to an earlier post, I believe my teaching philosophy is highly chicken-centered. To wit, I want the Monty Python Knight in Armor to come slap my students with a chicken whenever they are being stupid. I may have to go find more MP clips now!

Fretful Porpentine said...

I want to see it, too! It's very rare that I come up with an in-class writing question where I can't wait to read the responses, but of course it would happen the day before I have seven meetings with students in the morning and a plane to catch in the afternoon!