Hawaiian Students’ Take on Falstaff

A number of months ago I was contacted by Lanaly Cabalo, a teacher from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu.  She teaches a number of classes there and introduced some of her students to Kill Shakespeare this past semester and they – along with some other teachers – really took to it and did a number of papers and art projects on the series.

The artwork project above was done by Mehana Verdadero, a junior at the high school.  She – quite obviously – really enjoys our take on Falstaff and wrote a paper on him as well.  A snippet from her report:

“Even though there are many great characters, Falstaff is one of the best. Why? Well, if you love comedy, then you will totally love him. He is the funniest character in all the King Henry plays and The Merry Wives of Windsor… Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col changed him into a man of faith and wisdom, but they didn’t change the fact that he is the funniest character… in their book “Kill Shakespeare.”

We love receiving messages and images like this from teachers.  So keep up the great work Ms. Cabalo, Mehana, and everyone else in the class.  It was a pleasure creating the series and we loved hearing how much your class enjoyed it.  And if we find ourselves in that part of the country we’d love to swing by and visit!

UPDATE (Jan 4/11): Another student from the class – Simeon Crawford – sent their project to us – it’s right here!:

  1. lanaly lanaly
    Lanaly replied on January 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Great job, Mehana! :)

  2. lanaly lanaly
    Lanaly replied on January 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Woohoo, Simeon! :)



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