English and Theatre Students to Witness Shakespeare Come to Life

On March 4, English teacher Brooke Goerres is taking her senior English class to see the play Macbeth at the Ogle Center located on the campus of IUS in New Albany. English teacher Maria Wishart is also taking seven of her students in her theater class.

The play is performed by Kentucky Shakespeare, which is a group that performs Shakespeare plays for free in Central Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

The play will be about an hour long with a 30 minute Q&A session to follow.

Goerres hopes her students take away a better understanding of the plot, since they read the book in class.

“It’s always nice to have the opportunity to see a play live. Sometimes it is hard to picture the play in your mind when reading it in class,” said Goerres.

Wishart hopes her students leave the trip with an appreciation for Shakespeare.

“They are wonderful to read but even better to see performed. Shakespeare’s plays are done in every conceivable setting. I hope my students gain an appreciation for different styles of set and costume design and for all the elements that go into a full stage production,” said Mrs. Wishart.

 

Story by Makiya Russelburg

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