A Shakespearean Performance

On March 15, 2016, the seventh and eighth graders went to the St. James Church basement to watch actors on a Shakespearean Show, called Stages on the Sound. They acted out skits of Shakespeare’s plays, such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and much more. During the show, the actors made many of us laugh because of the comedy they put into the show. Many of Shakespeare’s plays were comedies. One such part was a skit of Romeo and Juliet. One character lay on the floor lying dead, and the other standing by his side, proud to kill him. Then, when the person standing was explaining what was going on, the person on the floor suddenly sat up and started to speak. This was especially funny because the “dead” person kept “resurrecting”, and made a few of us jump. The “dead” person kept saying things about how he was dead and if he was alive again. Some parts were a bit serious, but not many were. From many students, they have told me that this was not what they had expected. They had expected something that was boring and no fun. However, it had turned out to be a laughable, fun, and enjoyable moment. Many came out of the basement laughing. From the performance, along with some questions we asked, we learned that it takes a lot of courage to go up on the stage and act. We also learned that it is very difficult to try to not laugh at funny scenes while everyone else is laughing. Overall, all the seventh and eighth graders enjoyed the Shakespearean play very much.

-Kellie Ng 7-1