This year’s added safety precautions due to Covid-19 made our Shakespeare work atypical. Instead of preparing and performing an entire play as a class, students worked in small groups studying Elizabethan times and Shakespeare’s writing. In addition to learning and reciting some of Shakespeare’s sonnets, students in Jennifer’s class also prepared a scene from Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” and one from “Macbeth.” The recording above was shared with parents.
A beloved tradition at WMS, the annual UE Shakespeare plays not only introduce young students to the literature of the Elizabethan era, but also bolster confidence, flexibility and collaboration. Every year, each UE class performs a Shakespeare play, in its original form.