Freshmen celebrate Shakespeare during Macbeth Fest


Nina Zietlow

Freshman Henry Zietlow emceed the Macbeth Fest which was held during X-Period on Mar. 11.

On Mar. 13 St. Paul Academy and Summit School freshmen took a break from their regular advisory routine and immersed themselves into the world of Shakespearean drama. Each year freshman English students break into small groups and focus on a scene from the Shakespeare work that they are studying (Macbeth this year). The groups create a theatrical version of a scene of their choosing, then perform said scene in front of their English class. The most successful selections will be performed in front of the grade during the Macbeth Fest

“For Macbeth fest, I am reenacting a scene of Shakespeare with two of my classmates. We are putting our own twist on the setting without disrupting Shakespeare’s famous language,” freshman Ben Konstan said.

Students from freshman English classes and junior/senior Shakespeare classes recently went to see the Guthrie Theater’s Production of Macbeth, but despite the steady influx of Shakespeare, Konstan still thinks the production is interesting and fun to perform. “I find it particularly interesting because it engages me in a new,  yet old, language. The experience has allowed by to briefly write and speak in Shakespearean English,” he said.