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25 I n c i t e /I ns i ght W i n te r 201 8 Differentiated Instruction in Theatre Education W R I T T EN BY RUTH TAYLOR In classrooms across the country, teachers struggle to provide instruction for the wide range of student learning abilities in their classrooms. In a traditional classroom setting, with desks in rows facing the front of the classroom, two students spark a teacher’s growing concern. One, a young boy, cannot seem to remain still and focused and often interrupts the teacher or other students during a lesson. He struggles to give his attention to the text at hand, and when called upon to comment on the theme of the previous night’s reading, he does not seem to know the answer, despite his insistence that he completed the assignment. A young girl is disheartened with her grade on a test for which she spent hours preparing, and when called upon to read a passage aloud, her voice comes in short, quiet spurts, unsure and backtracking. When she hears the suppressed giggles from a classmate in response to her incorrect pronunciation and miss-ordering of words in a phrase, the embarrassment brings her to tears. In their drama class, these same two students rehearse a scene from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The girl, playing the titl R&R6fFVFǒFVG0bW"g&VG2&6V7&G@wVFV7FW&( vW&RR@6VBf#2BW"v6Ɩs2Bg&VRf6FF6R6RFVW7FǒvFR6R6R7V( W Vff'FW727GW&R7G&rf6RBV6FfRf6W&W76&Rf"7'g&FRV7W&RV&'&76VBv&V&ƖW"FPFFR&Ɨ7FV2v6pg&WBF&6V7&G&Vf&RV&r( vB6V@vR6ג&C( 2VW&w2f7W6VBB2fVV@W'6VgVvBw2FW6P6R7GVFVG2v7G'VvvV@G&FF677&FW6VW&f&6RbF0Gf6VB6762G&7W&VǒFW&R2&RBv&FFRVVB@66ƗGbrG&672r6FW6R7GVFVG066W72F26fFV6R6G&BFWFbVFW'7FFpFV"FW"676W2@vB6FV"FV6W'2FFf6ƗFFRFV"V&sFVG&RVGV6F'2@FV6r'F7G2rF&VvWW&V6RFB7GVFVG2v7G'VvvRFW"F66ƖW0gFVW6VG&W֖pFR&VF6&WGvVV7V6f2VVVG2bG&VGV6FBFffW&V@V&r&ƗFW2B7GW0w2FVG&RVGV6F'2@FV"6VwVW2FRFW 6FRbFR'VFrF&fFP&WGFW"V&rWW&V6W2f FV"7GVFVG2( FffW&VFF7FV2g&FR&W6V&6&6V@W'7V7FfRFB7GVFVG2vVvvR&RgVǒvFV&pBvV&&R&'W7FǐvVFV6W'2&7FfVǒvFFV"FffW&V6W2( B2vV2FV"6֖&FW2( B֖N( W6rFffW&VFFVB7G'V7FFVG&RVGV6F'26&fFPw&VFW"66W72VFW'7FFrB6fFV6Rf"7GVFVG0vFFffW&VBV&r&ƗFW0BVVG2FRW&WFVGV6FWW&V6W2FB&fFPf"7GVFVG2vFV&pF6&ƗFW2&Vv2'&Vg&֖pFRvv6VGV6F'0fWr6vFfRFffW&V6R06&w&G7FFW2W FWBG&BFfW'6G( VGV6F'2BFVG&RW'06VG&6f&FPwVvRbF6&ƗGFwVvRb76&ƗG2vR&WFW"&7F6PBVFvwF&VvW v&VW72bvBVR&P&RF66Ɨ67FV@bvBFW( 6( ( "vRFP7GVFVG2FW67&&VB&fR6W6FfBB6&FƖ6FffW&VFFBFR'&rWW&66V6R7W'G2FRV&W$g&VFǒ677&&֖wF6WFG&VR#w&G6&G&BFfW'6GW&Ɨ7F2W'7V7FfRf"VGV6FG&VVG&VFF6WFV&W"#302VFRFVƖvV6W3FV6rG2FRvFWV&F'&6R4g&66ffW"V&Ɩ6F2( vB2FRVFRFVƖvV6W2FV'( vV"3Cr #`2BR6r@( 6( &V2bGFVF&6W76r"&6VGW&V&rFWW6V&V2`VF7FB66FVƖvV6Rv&Bv&FW.( 0FV'bVFRFVƖvV6W07VvvW7G2FBFVƖvV6P2VFf6WFVBBV6FfGV( 2֖B( 76W76W06WfW&FVƖvV6W2Fw&VFW "W76W"FVw&VW2( BWFƖW0VvBF7F7BFVƖvV6W06VFrfW&&v6&FǒW667FFW'W'6G&W'6BGW&Ɨ7@FVƖvV6R2v&FW.( 2FV'&fFW26FfR6FW@f"FV6W'2B7GVFVG0FVFW'7FBFffW&V6W0V&rBF7pvVFvR'&V6v旦pV67GVFVN( 27G&VwF2VFRFVƖvV6W2BpFWv&FvWFW"VGV6F'0&VvF&fFP7G'V7FB76W76V@FBf7W6W2V67GVFVN( 066Ɨ6VG2266V6RGf6W2pB7GVGbFR'&vfPw&VFW"6vBFVGV6FFV'WW&v6&W6V&67W'G2FRFV'FBV6'&2VVRG27G'V7GW&PB&6W76r&W6V&6W'0ƖRG"VV66fF66fW&VBFBFR667G'V7GW&RbFRWW&6'FW7G2FfGV( 0&6W76rBV&r66ffVBFBFPVwFb2FR6V7Fp7G'V7GW&R&WGvVVw&W2`WW&v66V26'&W7@F7G&VwF2FffW&VBGW0b&6W76r6'FW"0rBR""f&( 66V7F0FE&RW7V6ǒvB@&6W76rfRFWF26G&7BvW"6V7F0&RvVW&ǒvVW"BfRЦFWF&6W76r'WBW6VB&V6v旦r&vRfVGW&W0"66WG>( B66f( 07GVFW26rFBFR6'FWbFfGV2vF6W'F6vFfR&VG2vW&Pvǒ&6VBFv&G2RGPb6V7FBFRWV6PbFRFW"f"WRFfGV2vFWF6ЦF7&2Fv&G26'@6V7F2BFfGV0vFG6W6r&0Fv&G2vW"6V7F2FW6R66F7F7F0VFWFRFffW&p7G&VwF2bFfGV2vFWF6vW6VBfRFWF&6W76rBFfGV0vFG6WvgFVW6VrF7&FR6V7F0BfFr7&VFfR6WF2'&r&W6V&6BǗ626&fFPW6V7F&WGvVVFffW&VFFVB7G'V7FB7&VFfRF66ƖW276w&fW76"G"66G@&''VfW֖VBFP&W6V&6bWW&66VF7@&WVrBFW'2vVBWGv&2bFffW&V@&V2FR'&W6VBf FffW&VB6vFfRgV7F2शVfGV&&VBRWGv&FR( ƖvFWGv&( Ц6v2FRFVfV@FRWGv&( F2WGv&0WG&VVǒ'FBf"FW&&VfV7FBFR&6W70bVrrB0766FVBvFFG&V֖r&WG&WfrFVWǒW'6V&W2BFW&FpVF76^( R'W@w&VFW"bW6RbF2WGv&RFW2BV6W76&ǐF6FR7&VFfG66W76pFR( GFVFWGv&( W6V@f"WV7WFfRgV7Fr0VVFVB2vVVf7FFW2( VRv&R&Vǐ7&VFfR&RvBB7FfFpBFV7FfFrFW6RWW&WGv&>( bRV6W&vW0VGV6F'2F7&VFR7G'V7FFB7FVFW2&FWV7WFfPgV7FrBvFƖRFW"&W6V&6W'2R&V6v旦W2FBW'66V7F2BV6V@VrrVBFFVWW"V&rB7G&vW rFW&V'धW7B2v&FW.( 2FV'6w0V67GVFVN( 2֖BF70VVR6&F`