Fourth FAHS Shakespeare Field Trip Imminent

Posted on March 24, 2014 by

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Fleetwood Area School District has always incorporated reading Shakespeare into its curriculum. Students read “Romeo and Juliet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Macbeth,” and sometimes “The Taming of the Shrew” for a quarter in their English classes.

Four years ago, Fleetwood began attending a Shakespeare play in Philadelphia at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. If students are interested in attending the play, sign-up sheets are available at the start of the school year.

“It would be a great experience to see the play live and to explore the city. I enjoy doing it,” twelfth grade English teacher Mr. Marc Walter said.

Chaperons and students ride to Philadelphia in a Bieber Bus. The busses leave the school at 7:15 AM. Everyone arrives in Philly at approximately 9:00 a.m. and divides into five groups. Once everyone is in his or her group, they go to a breakfast restaurant of the group’s choice.

They have to meet at the theatre by 10:00 a.m. for the play to begin, and it is not over until 1:00 p.m. After the play is over, the actors and actresses come back onstage to answer any questions the audience has.

Once the play is over, students and staff will return to the bus for the ride home. Pizza is ordered for everyone to eat on the way back. This year, there are seventy-seven total people from Fleetwood going to see the “Romeo and Juliet” play. Next year, Mr. Walter’s goal is to sell out the theater. To sell out the theater, 120 tickets need to be sold.

Fleetwood teachers think that it is a great experience to be able to see the play “Romeo and Juliet” how it is supposed to be performed after reading it in class. Students always seem to enjoy seeing the play. There are not any assignments that go along with the trip.

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