Here at NSCD, celebrating national Shakespeare Day has become a tradition in middle school. This year, it was celebrated several days early on April 21 because the official day fell on Saturday, April 23. Middle School English and Public Speaking Teacher Susan Schinleber engaged students in a variety of activities including a recitation competition, a costume parade and a medieval armaments presentation.
North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.
All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.