Marina High School Shakespeare Festival

2012

Saturday, May 18

 
 

Join us for an evening full of entertainment as the best of our Honors English Students compete to perform the best Shakespearean scene they can in an effort to win the right to skip their final exam!


Each class level of Honors English Students is working on a Shakespeare assignment to hone their performance skills. The Honors English team will whittle those entries down to the best 3 in each grade level. Then YOU can come watch as those 3 teams each compete for the honor of being Marina High School’s Shakespeare Festival Champions!

 

All the world’s a stage!

Tickets will go on sale in March.

Check back here for updates on the progress of the festival.


If you’d like to volunteer or if you have access to things that could be helpful to us (food service items, theater equipment, etc.) please contact your student’s English teacher.


ALL are invited to attend the Festival!

You won’t want to miss it!

Ninth Grade:
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Tickets: (click here to order online)
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        General Admission: $5

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Choose a scene from Romeo and Juliet and present it in a modernized version.

Students must perform all paraphrasing themselves. Scenes must remain faithful to  the original text with only the language and/or setting updated.


Check here to see who will be competing at the festival.

Finalists will be announced at lunch on Friday, April 8, 2011.


The Winning Group is exempt from the 2nd semester final exam

The Task




The Finalists



The Reward

    21st Century
R
&

omeo

J
uliet
Tenth Grade:
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Condense the entire 5-act play into performance of less than 10 minutes.

The play must include enough of the original plot to fully develop the same themes as appear in Shakespeare’s play. Some language may be paraphrased, but the majority of the performance must use Shakespeare’s original lines.


Check here to see who will be competing at the festival.

Finalists will be announced at lunch on Friday, April 8, 2011


The Winning Group is exempt from the 2nd semester final exam

The Task





The Finalists



The Reward

Abridged!
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The
aming
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Eleventh Grade:
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Choose a scene from Macbeth to perform using original costuming. While the performance itself must follow Shakespeare’s script exactly, the group will insert between lines a contemporary song whose lyrics match the situation in the play, transforming Shakespeare’s 400-year-old work into a Broadway musical.


Check here to see who will be competing at the festival.

Finalists will be announced at lunch on Friday, April 8, 2011


Finalists receive extra credit essay points.

The Winning Group is exempt from the 2nd semester final exam

The Task





The Finalists



The Reward

Macbeth
meets
Twelfth Grade:
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Using Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard (a film based on Shakespeare’s Richard III) as a model, students will write and perform in a 12-15-minute film blending analysis of the play with contextualizing information as we watch actors work through the processes of rehearsal and performance of the play. Each group has been assigned only one act of Hamlet to analyze.










The Winning Group is exempt from the 2nd semester final exam.

Finalists are exempt from 1/2 of the 2nd semester final exam.

The Task






The Finalists








The Reward

Looking for
Hamlet

Finalists for all levels will be announced at a special lunchtime event on Friday, April 8, 2011

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