The Shakespeare Trip
Written By: Alexandra Sciacca – Grade 6
On April 18th, 2018 the students at Notre Dame Catholic Academy in grades 6-8 saw a Shakespeare Play, “Twelfth Night.” This is a well known play throughout all of Shakespeare. The students really had a fun time watching all of the characters sword fight, sing, dance, and even kiss! The actors and actresses from the play interacted with the audience and created cheerful energy as the play was starting. The colorful costumes and creative set design really made for a great play. The Set Designer did a great job recreating a ship using rope, sheets, and painted sheets as a backdrop.
To see this amazing Shakespeare play, 6-8 went to the Immaculate Conception Center located in Douglaston. Everyone could not wait to see this play in action. The “Twelfth Night” is about Sailor Sergio, and his sister Viola, and how they thought that the other had died from a “Ship at Sea”. A lady named Olivia had fallen in love with Sergio, but Viola was mistaken for her “dead” brother. Different props were used to help the theme be shown in the best way possible. There was even a person playing the Violin! Although some of the actors had multiple roles, each character was unique. It was also nice that the 8th grade was able to recognize the roles/lines from when they performed it at school with Stages on the Sound Arts Residency program.