9th Graders Perform Julius Caesar Assassination Scene

The 9th grade World Literature I classes, with Robert Schuster as their teacher, performed staged readings of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1, i.e., the assassination of Julius Caesar by the conspiring Senators. Students had a short amount of time to plan out their scenes and then perform them for their classmates on the steps of the Main Building. Students were asked to consider the blocking, tone, and pacing of the scene and how these things provide characterization that isn't explicitly explained in the text. According to Robert, their favorite part of this performance activity is getting to wield swords! Check out photos of their scenes.