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Drama High

The Incredible True Story of A Brilliant Teacher, A Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

Sokolove, Michael Y.

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Drama High
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Explores the life, career, and influence of Levittown, Pa., high school teacher and theater director Lou Volpe, focusing on his last school years and following a group of student actors as they work through dramas, both on stage and off.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2013
ISBN: 1594488223
9781594488221
Characteristics: 338 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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Sep 16, 2014
  • bibliotechnocrat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Set in a Bruce Springsteen rustbelt town, this biography of a high school drama teacher extraordinaire is engaging and even inspiring. The author - once a student of the book's subject - uses the narrative as an opportunity to look at modern social and educational developments. It's the story of education in the part of America that has been left behind. It's also the story of Lou Volpe, whose forty year career as a high school drama teacher has transformed the lives of hundreds, even thousands of students. And who doesn't love to hear about people doing the job the great universe intended them for?

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