Hi, my name is Jada Carroll and I’m glad I did the Unrehearsed Shakespeare play. It is really fun and funny, what makes the unrehearsed Shakespeare play funny is how some people in the play was pronouncing the words in movement and sounds. In Shakespeare’s play when you say “that,” you’re suppose to point, and when … More Unrehearsed Shakespeare by: Jada Carroll
When Shakespeare’s company performed, they did so in the open air, under natural light in an environment fraught with distractions. Gambling, drinking, bear baiting and prostitution were available only feet away from the performance, if not in the theatres and inn yards of the time. This meant that performances had to be entertaining and fast-paced … More Unrehearsed Shakespeare
The cause of Shakespeare’s death is a mystery, but an entry in the diary of John Ward, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford (where Shakespeare is buried), tells us that “Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting and it seems drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted.” … More How did Shakespeare die?
A life’s work. A 400-year legacy. Curriculums may change and reading lists get revamped, but one thing’s sure to stay the same — Shakespeare will always be taught in the classroom. April 23 marks the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, yet one may question his mortality: Shakespeare’s work is just as popular today as … More 400th 4nniversary of Shakespeare’s Death
It’s here! The full version of our “Romeo and Juliet” filmed by our amazing English teacher, Mr. Bauer! Thank him for this amazing filming of our Opening night performance!
By: Katie Bandurski “Hold please!” Ms. Amelia Figg-Franzoi, director, firmly states over the clamor of clashing swords and whirring lights. “Thank you!” a chorus of 18 high school students replies, momentarily ceasing their well-choreographed brawl. Ms. Figg-Franzoi voices a change into her headset, waits for the lights to dim once more and calls out “let’s … More Never was there a story of more woe…
Homestead High School has staged a delightful, “no-time, no-place” production of Romeo and Juliet, reminding us that though Shakespeare may seem a thing of the past its lessons about loyalty, family, violence, youth, and love still ring true. In Homestead’s production, they are switching things up a bit gender-wise, in keeping with their 2013-2014 Season … More Romeo and Juliet Review
By Mark Twain “For the instruction of the ignorant I will make a list, now, of those details of Shakespeare’s history which are FACTS – verified facts, established facts, undisputed facts …. He was born on the 23d of April, 1564. Of good farmer-class parents who could not read, could not write, could not sign … More Is Shakespeare Dead?
William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Here are a few tips from the official website to teach you how to get your Bard on: Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye). Rhymed couplets are all the rage. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin. Instead of cursing, try calling your tormentors jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous bunch-back’d toads. Don’t waste time saying “it,” just … More Hear ye, hear ye! ‘Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
By Alan O’Riordan “Oh shut up, Baldrick – you’d laugh at a Shakespeare comedy.” THAT line, delivered by Rowan Atkinson playing the Elizabethan Edmund Blackadder in the TV comedy, Blackadder, made sense to me as a 14-year-old. At school, we were reading Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 and laughing, not at the jokes, but at … More Shakespeare is a man for all seasons