Walton Burns ’99

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Alphabet Publishing is launching its newest course book series, Integrated Skills Through Drama with the publication of Her Own Worst Enemy by Alice Savage. The series editor is Walton Burns ’99, senior editor of Alphabet Publishing. Each book in the series is a complete curriculum for ESL or ELA classes built around an original one-act play. Students learn communication skills such as pragmatics and pronunciation, do background readings on the theme of the play, and engage in academic and creative writing. And the play itself is fun for students, raising the question of how you chose a major. Aida wants to get a university degree in science. But her performance in a school play has caught the attention of the theatre director at a famous performing arts college. Which passion should she pursue, her love of science or her talent for acting?