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Shakespeare 101

by SJHS Web Staff - Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Like the fellas said, if you want to appear suave and debonair, you'll want to brush up your Shakespeare. With a little help from the thespians of SJHS, the audience had a chance to do just that with the SJHS production, Shakespeare 101. The show ran from Nov. 3 through Nov. 5th in the SJHS mini-theatre. It was directed by Marijke Blok and produced by Tracy Lutz.

The first act contained scenes from some of the great tragedies: King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Patrons saw King Lear rave at the unkindness of youth, Lady Macbeth reveal her best-kept secrets, and Romeo and Juliet fall rashly in love.

In the second act, the mood was lightened. It contained Shakespeare's humourous takes on love and marriage. Both Shylock and Portia portrayed opposing views of justice, and everyone witnessed the fury of a woman scorned from The Taming of the Shrew. In the end, there was a version of Hamlet that even a hyperactive four-year-old could easily endure.

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