• Sponsor:  Mrs. Guarino (rguarino@oxfordasd.org)


    What is Shakespeare at Hopewell?

    Fifth and Sixth Graders will try out for the "Hopewell Players."

    This group of students who enjoy acting will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays until 4:30 p.m.  Students will need a ride home after practices on Monday and Wednesday.  These students will perform in the 30th annual Chester County Shakespeare Festival.  This educational and entertaining event brings together nearly 300 talented students from Chester County elementary, middle and high schools.  Each school is given 25 minutes to perform and adapt a Shakespearean production.

    The study of Shakespeare in Chester County's classrooms is an integral part of the language arts curricula. Annually, the Chester County Shakespeare Festival gives students an avenue to share their Shakespearean passion and to perform before an appreciative audience.

    In addition to the student performances, the audience is entertained by a "Master and Mistress of Revelry." Throughout the day, these professional actors present facts about Shakespeare, his works and life in Elizabethan England.

    Although a festival and not a competition, individual and group awards are presented to students and their schools to recognize outstanding performances and special contributions to the stage.

    The goal of the festival is to cultivate a love of Shakespeare and theater in our students and to enrich the language arts curricula of our schools.

    Hopewell is scheduled to perform in the Shakespeare Festival on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Immaculata University's Alumni Hall.

    More information will be sent home with students after a cast has been selected.