On sincerity

In honor of Valentine’s day, yesterday I gave the students in my English for actors class some romantically themed discussion questions. One of my students asked the group this one: what’s your idea of a romantic evening?

The answer from one of the actresses without skipping a beat:

“Have a dinner and, then, fuck.”

4 Responses to “On sincerity”

  1. 1 Margaret Friday, 13 February, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Reminds me of the compilation: Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak – http://www.smithmag.net/sixword-love/

    Based on Hemmingway’s 6 word story: For Sale, baby shoes, never used.

    Using just 6 words is a great acting activity…your student did it wonderfully!

  2. 2 Katie Friday, 13 February, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Ha, yeah, I’ve done six-word memoirs with my more advanced students and it didn’t occur to me that this actress did it without even thinking. I was more impressed by how honest she was! ;)

  3. 3 carolina Sunday, 15 February, 2009 at 12:45 am

    awesome. happy v-day. i love you!!!

  4. 4 Troy Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    The English teacher Geek in me says that there is room for a lesson, or at least a warmer in your kind actress’ honest response. Why not see how long they can get the sentence by adding one word at time? Or better yet, turn it into a future predictions lessons or even one based on conditionals…
    Certainly a little more interesting than Unit 12.

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