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This month, we are preparing for a trip into the past. The Pensacola Little Theatre will perform William Shakespeare's confused-identity comedy Twelfth Night. The troupe will have a special morning performance for area schools to see Shakespeare how it was meant to be seen. Parents are encouraged to join us as chaperones to enjoy this play and lunch downtown with our students. The performance will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 14. We will eat lunch at Seville Square at 12:30, so even if you cannot join us for the play because of work, hopefully you can share a meal with us during your lunch hour.

In other news, we had a great February, beginning with our introduction into Shakespeare with a look into his famous sonnets and the most famous romantic couple of all time, Romeo and Juliet. We read the play out loud every day, with students performing parts. We have some gifted actors, and there were many laughs.

As our unit on Shakespeare finishes with the field trip on the 14th, we will begin looking at how some American playwrights took the methods created by Shakespeare and others and crafted American Theatre. Our focus will primarily be on Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, but we will also review the works of David Mamet and Aaron Sorkin.

I am looking forward to another great month as we get closer and closer to the end of the school year. Let's keep this momentum going!

 

Shout Outs

A big shout out to the 6th Period Class for helping me decorate the hallway outside the classroom with their class project artwork.

Also, a shout out to Jim Harper for his All-County performance at the swim meet last week. Great job representing Booker T. Washington.

 

 

Upcoming Assignments

Oral Presentation of the Opening Sonnet from Romeo and Juliet: 3/08 http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/play_view.php?WorkID=romeojuliet&Act=0&Scope=act&pleasewait=1&msg=pl

1-page Review of Twelfth Night:  3/15

5-page Essay on Shakespeare:  3/21

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions about the class or your child's performance:

Email: bbullock@escambia.fl.edu

School ph. #: 432-1434 ext. (234)