Friday, May 15, 2015

Who Says Jr. High School-Aged Kids Can't Do Shakespeare?

My kids are part of a school co-op and each year one of the funnest classes for the kids is Shakespeare. Tonight my daughter was part of the school's Shakespeare production of The Merchant of Venice

And they did a fantastic job!

Watching kids do Shakespeare is kind of a surreal experience. You watch them and they say line after line of old English. It's just something special to see them do it, especially considering their age.

Tonight was their first show. Tomorrow they have a matinee at 2pm and a final show at 6pm. As with any show, they were nervous before they took the stage, but if that nervousness continued through the show, I couldn't tell. 

Doing any show on a stage can be tough. Doing Shakespeare adds an extra level difficulty and these kids stepped up to the plate and hit a home run. Great job, kids!

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