Thursday, February 08, 2007

World of Warcraft and Classical Literature

I never would have guessed that WoW and classic lit could be mentioned in the same sentence, but apparently a WoW player used the game to produce a machinima of The Pardoner's Tale (one of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - via Metroblogging Azeroth, originally on WoW Insider) for his high school english project. It's not very well done, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Hey! Would students be more interested if you used today's media such as games and machinima to increase interest and participation in the old classics? Would this help as a study and function aid? Could this benefit those who don't have the time/money/space to put on plays themselves without having to build expensive sets/costumes in an auditorium/theatre?

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