All The World's A Stage
Every other year, Millhopper Montessori School's middle school students "Rocks The Bard" with their Shakespeare Unit in Literature. They read several of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, study cultural aspects of the time, and learn about the life of William Shakespeare.
Creating a Theatrical Portfolio, the students rewrite their own scene from one the playwright's tales. This portfolio includes a cultural overview of the scene and play, a re-written script, character analysis and description, a props list, and a costume sketch. In Drama class, they bring their scripts to life and prepare to perform their scenes in a Shakespeare Festival at the Thomas Center, Spanish Court. The festival is performed for elementary students and is designed to teach the younger students all about The Bard.