It is Shakespeare Week!

Please be sure to join us as the eighth grade presents Julius Caesar on Friday.

This tradition has been a part of the school since the early 1960s, and the annual Shakespeare play is a rite of passage for the eighth grade class. And while the play itself is a massive undertaking for these students, there are many important lessons that are taught along the way.

“One of the great aspects of a production like this is the amount of cross-curricular work that is involved,” says Mrs. Naghib, the Director of the Shakespeare Play. “From building the sets in art class, the direct correlation with Language Arts, and the inclusion of technology – each aspect has a way of making the production come alive.”

An interesting twist to the play this year 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. One of the ideas was to create propaganda posters and flags that would give a post-Cold War feel to the production. Take a minute to view the video above as Mr. Royston, the Upper School art teacher, explains how the screens are made!