Young Theater, Grimm Tales, and Decoding Words
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 23
- Jun 29, 2019 4:00 pm
- 56:19 mins
Young Theater (4:07) Going to the theater to see a live production can be a rich and fulfilling experience. There is so much thought and effort that goes into a single production, from sets, costumes, and acting. Today Rachel has in the studio Julia Ashworth, a theater education professor at BYU who specializes in theater for young audiences. Storytime (14:55) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we have a book review by Savannah Higgins of the novel "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead. Grimm Tales (18:50) When we think of fairy tales, they often end with “and they lived happily ever after.” But many of our classic tales have much darker, and violent origins. It’s not often that modern adaptations of these fairy tales include those darker elements. Rachel is on the phone with author Adam Gidwitz today to talk about a few of his books that incorporate such grimm tales. Decoding Words (34:01) Learning how to read is a critical part of growing up. The ability to read opens up worlds of possibilities to children that will continue to grow as they become adults. But not every child develops the ability to read easily. Today Rachel is in the studio with Kathleen Brown from the University of Utah’s reading clinic. Librarians' Table (46:09) We are around the Librarians' Table today with Elizabeth Smart, and Emily Darowski from the BYU library. They are academic librarians here to explain what exactly it means to be an academic librarian.