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Sophomores discuss Othello in class

Sophomore Beza Geberesilassie reads over her annotations in her Othello book during class. Students use their annotations as a basis for discussion on the reading that was assigned for a particular class.

Elise Vulakh, Reporter

October 24, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomore Honors English II students discussed the book Othello today and shared their opinions on William Shakespeare’s writing specifically in the play.  Prior to the discussion, students journaled in their Commonplace notebooks about the prominence and significance of the number th...

Students, faculty travel to Oregon

 After watching plays put on by the Oregon Shakespeare Theater Company, students attended a workshop where they learned about the meaning and usage of maks in plays. They had the chance to work with actors from the company to create masks and practice using new acting techniques the actors introduced.

Alina Kushner, Reporter

October 13, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students returned from Ashland, Oregon after attending the annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival over Columbus Day weekend.  The idea for this trip was introduced to Theater Programs Director Margaret Gace Hee and Head of School Rachel Simpson by junior Anya Hilpert who wanted an opportun...

Freshmen celebrate Shakespeare contest winners

English teacher Mark Botti congratulates the winners of the Shakespearian references contest competition. Botti dressed up as a Roman Senator from the play Julius Caesar.

Olivia Rounsaville, Reporter

May 15, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen celebrated the winners of their semester-long Shakespeare competition in the Little Theatre during Collab. “I loved that the party was Shakespeare themed,” freshman Arianna Benton, who dressed up as Portia from Julius Caesar, said. “I just love everything about Shake...

Freshmen act out famous Shakespeare scene

Freshman Livi Webb-Purkis, in the role of Casca, stabs Caesar acted by Alina Kushner in the scene’s finale. The project provided the class time to practice their acting and directing skills.

Olivia Rounsaville, Reporter

February 11, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE As part of the Freshman English class’ unit on Shakespeare, students acted out Act 3 Scene 1 from Julius Caesar today. “Acting allows for a deeper interpretation of the characters and their motivations,” English teacher Mark Botti said. The class first discussed the writing, then split ...

Freshmen take part in ongoing Shakespeare competition

English teacher Mark Botti announces the scores for the Shakespeare Reference Competition. Class periods A and F are competing against C and G for the prize of a party thrown in their honor.

Madeline Thiara, Reporter

January 29, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen are participating in an annual Shakespeare Reference Competition moderated by English teacher Mark Botti in which they accumulate points finding modern-day Shakespeare references to share with the class. “Since we are reading Shakespeare in class, I feel like this competition can ...

Faculty gets schooled outside the classroom

Faculty gets schooled outside the classroom

Asha Khanna, Senior Reporter

February 5, 2016

Some teachers occasionally put down their dry erase markers as they switch roles and become students themselves to further explore the subject they teach and bring new information to the classroom. “You should be learning with the students, alongside them, rather than being the one at the front...

‘The Tempest’ storms Syufy Theatre

Seniors Duncan McDonell, Daniel Im and Catherine Heinen (from left) read their lines during a rehearsal for the school production of  “The Tempest”. The set features intricately designed lighting schemes and complex projections to add to the play’s aura of mystery and magic.

Claire Kosewic, Senior Reporter

November 5, 2015

Forgiveness, love and mystery converge onstage in the fall production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” “This play never gets old,” director Pamela Rickard said. “Although it was written several hundred years ago, its message of forgiveness and realizing that violence does not make wrongdoings right is ageless.” The story centers around Prospero, played by Stuart Hall senio...

Seniors attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Seniors attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

September 8, 2014

Filling into their seats at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre sporting blankets and snacks, the Senior Class fell silent as the lights dimmed and the hunchbacked Richard III limped to center stage. The Senior Class attended the annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival this past weekend in Ashland where they wat...

Seniors prepare for Oregon Shakespeare Festival with interdisciplinary assembly

September 10, 2012

During an interdisciplinary assembly for seniors this morning, faculty from the English, History, Art and Theology departments presented background material on turmoil of the 1960s leading up to the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson in anticipation for the seniors' attendance at "All the Way" this weekend...

Free park production offers modern reboot of the Bard’s famous play

JOHN WESTERN | with permission Actors Emily Jordan (Silvia) and Michael Navarra (Valentine) in Free Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” enact Silvia tricking Valentine into writing her a love letter. The ’60’s costumes and props are anachronistic to Shakespeare’s orignial play.

September 22, 2010

Zoë Newcomb Editor-in-Chief I sat down in the Presidio on a warm Sunday afternoon, expecting to see classic Shakespeare. I left rather shell-shocked, not quite sure what I had just witnessed. What do ‘60’s music and Shakespeare have in common? Very little I learned. The annual San Francis...

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