Shakespeare Week is upon us.

Et tu, Brute?

The annual Shakespeare production has been a milestone event for eighth graders for four decades. Looked upon at Powhatan School as almost a rite of passage, this year the class will present William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

An interesting twist to Julius Caesar is a change in the time period. The play is set in an alternate history, with Rome being a Soviet Satellite in the early 1990’s. This brought a whole new set of challenges as the students delved deeper into their roles. View the video below to get a behind the scenes look at the performance and thoughts on the educational importance of the play.

Founded by the beloved former Headmaster, Mr. Donald Niemann, and carried on for more than 30 years by the iconic Mr. Bell, the Shakespeare production enters the most recent iteration under the careful direction of Upper School social studies teacher Mrs. Naghib. Please join us on Friday, November 16th at 7pm for Julius Caesar.