Wow. Wish I had had him. Sounds very good.
My high school English teacher who was charged with Shakespeare did the same thing. He’s a professional actor and this was the day job. We got “admonished” several times for reading ahead on our own(the whole class did it at various points). However, this format makes the stories fun, interesting, and readable. It was hard to leave off at a pivotal point in the plays with the whole weekend to go, especially if the class wasn’t to be held on Monday or Friday.
I know and appreciate MacBeth, Hamlet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Taming of the Shrew because of this format. Now I wish that we also read King Lear.
I was blessed to have an English teacher just like that in high school. He was, and remains to this day, a hero to his students.