The next grant of the school year is approved for a one-day adventure to the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis to see a live performance of Romeo and Juliet.
Students will read the play in class before the field trip, and the ability to view the play will enhance their appreciation of Shakespeare altogether. Students will gain a better understanding of Romeo and Juliet, and performance art as a whole. Seeing the characters interact onstage will bring their reading to life and help students understand the play on a deeper level. Shakespeare plays are different than any other type of play, and that is a difficult concept for many students to visualize in a classroom setting.
Many Perham students will never have another opportunity to see a Shakespeare play done by a professional theatre company. And the experience of attending a play at the Guthrie Theatre is a once in a lifetime opportunity for some students.
To check it out for yourself, visit their website!
An excerpt from the website:
The Guthrie presents its third-ever production of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy, as part of its upcoming 2017/18 season. Helmed by Joseph Raj, this traditional staging of the tale of star-crossed lovers combines passion, bitter resentment and tragedy. Verona’s two-star-crossed lovers must thwart their two respective warring families if they are to be married and reconcile their loved ones. However, the actions of one rash cousin on Juliet’s side spurs Romeo into a hasty and deadly action, leading to his exile from Verona.