Drama High

Drama High

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

Book - 2013
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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: 9781594488221
Branch Call Number: 370.92 SOKOLOV
Characteristics: 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Dec 09, 2014

This was such an interesting book to read. The comment below says it best; it's the story of a theatre teacher who never even realized how much he impacted his student's lives. He just did what he loved. It's so amazing just how different public schools are across America. While the school I attend has plenty of activities and music and everything you could possibly want, while Truman only has their theatre program to keep the school alive. This book is a great and informative book, and I would suggest for anybody to read it!

bibliotechnocrat Sep 16, 2014

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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Dec 09, 2014

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