I prithee, when thou seest that act afoot, Even with the very comment of thy soul Observe my uncle.

This reminds me of a strategy we use in arts in education when preparing students for seeing a show. We give them things to look for and particularly trigger things to observe. When you see a man in a turkey suit, notice what the lights are doing, for example. It doesn’t diminish your pleasure in the turkey suit (and there is great pleasure in a turkey suit in my opinion) but also engages your action brain and your critical muscles. This then allows for a conversation afterward. What did the lights do in that moment? Why do you think that was? Next thing you know we’re talking about artistic choices and lighting and all kinds of complex interesting things.


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