An enthusiastic group of sixth graders tackled Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with some professional direction on Thursday, March 8.
Matt Rapport, Director of Education for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, led students through a lively workshop, impressing him with their knowledge of one of The Bard’s best-known comedies. Students just finished reading the play in English class and were quick to call out answers to Rapport’s questions about its plot and characters.
After a recap of the material and a quick group warmup, Rapport divided students into five groups and assigned each one part of a scene to act as a group.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the first of many of Shakespeare’s plays students will read in middle and upper school at Barstow. Others include “The Merchant of Venice,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Othello,” “Hamlet” and “The Tempest.”