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middle school students dressed in period costumes
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middle school student in renaissance dress on stage
sword fight demonstration on stage
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Shakespeare Day Pits Montagues Against Capulets

Grade 8 students on the Middle School Bartram Campus donned their best period costumes on March 16 for this year’s Shakespeare Day – an annual rite of passage filled with on-stage prose and energetic competitions between bitter rivals House Capulet and House Montague.

Middle School English teachers Deborah CarneyTim Creter and Morgan Teichert organized the annual event, which kicked off with theatrical performances in Parker Auditorium, including acts from Shakespearean classics “Romeo & Juliet” and “Macbeth,” a sword fighting demonstration and a trivia game show. Then, the eighth graders separated into two teams, with Capulets wearing red and Montagues sporting blue, and headed to Conroy Gymnasium to play games for the rest of the afternoon.

To view pictures from Shakespeare Day, visit our online gallery.