Alice Twombly

Alice Twombly has a B.A. in English from Brandeis and an M.A.T. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She taught Shakespeare and AP English at Teaneck H.S. for over 35 years. An educational consultant, photographer, and poet, Alice frequently lectures on literary topics at regional libraries, is the Curator of Thursdays Are For Poetry, a monthly poetry reading in Teaneck, and a member of Brevitas, an online poetry collective of over 70 poets in the NY Metro Area.

Related Courses

Reading Aloud a Shakespeare Soliloquy

This is an examination of reading techniques and of seeing different ways of reading a line. Class members will have a chance to read aloud Marc Antony’s speech “O pardon me thou bleeding piece of earth” from Julius Caesar and Romeo’s speech “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright” in Romeo and JulietClick here to download the speeches (PDF).

Reading Aloud a Shakespeare Dialogue

Using short scenes from two plays, pairs of students will read aloud and interpret scenes from Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet.  Click here to download the scenes used in the class (PDF).