Students See Shakespeare on Stage

9th graders in Literary Genres and 12th graders in the Honors Shakespeare Seminar attended a production of Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday at the Westport Country Playhouse. "It's wonderful to have a live performance of a play," explains Liz Perry. "Shakespeare is meant to be performed on the stage, not just read on the page." In many classes, students engaged in Harkness discussions of the performance afterward and had the chance to reflect on how director Mark Lamos presented the characters through costume, lighting, and set choices. "In my class," explained Head of Upper School and 9th grade English teacher Liz Perry, "students had a lot to say about the director's choice to eliminate one of the final scenes at the tomb. Hearing my students debate that choice gave me confidence that they truly understood this work of literature." 

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