On an appropriately dark and stormy Tuesday morning this week, Viscardi middle and high school students were treated to an on-site performance of Macbeth by Shakespeare & Company. This marks a return visit for the Massachusetts-based Company, which performed Hamlet at the school in March of last year.
The production included an elaborate set, bright costumes, and even a sword fight or two. After a round of bows, the cast chatted about their experiences in theatre, and students were then encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions on villains, fate, and destiny.
One student from Mr. Cardenas’s English class reflected on an important lesson from the Shakespearean tragedy. “You shouldn’t let your demons control you like Macbeth,” he said. “Focus on what you really want in life, and you can create your own destiny.”
We’d like to extend a special thanks to Barry Shapiro, the Sohn Foundation, and the Shakespeare and Company players for bringing another classic play to the Henry Viscardi School stage.