Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local elementary schools use Broadway play 'Wicked' to teach about prejudice
“Wicked,” based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, fills out the background for the characters of “The Wizard of Oz,” helping to put the famous story into context. In Maguire’s version, the Wicked Witch of the West didn’t start out bad, but suffered from bullying and persecution at the hands of Glinda the Good Witch.
Inspired by the musical’s message against judging people by their appearance, some local educators plan to incorporate its message into their anti-bullying efforts this year.
Read more: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120910/FEATURES/309100019/1010/features/wicked-musical-bullybust?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7Cfeatures%7Cp