English Department Continues Shakespeare Celebration

In October the English department performed a Shakespeare song during assembly to kick off the yearlong Shakespeare celebration. (Photo by Ashley Silver ’18)

The English Department has been celebrating Shakespeare since the beginning of the school year. Celebrations have included a performance by the English Department faculty and working with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater Company on a performance of Taming of the Shrew. Most recently, students had the opportunity to prepare a soliloquy or speech from a Shakespearean play, by memorizing at least thirty lines, and performing for English Department faculty and peers.

Each performance was videotaped and the teachers watched each performance before determining winners. The grand prize winner received a $200 cash prize, while honorable mention winners each received a $25 cash award. All winners will be inducted into the George School Shakespeare Hall of Fame.

The winners are as follows:

In first place for her performance of the monologue of Constance in Act 3 of King John was Kat Stein ’18. With Honorable Mention, for her performance of Jacques’ monologue from Act 2 of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, was Julia Carrigan ’20; for her performance of Katherine’s monologue from Act 5 of The Taming of the Shrew was Sarah Mastrocola ’19; for her performance of the monologue of Constance in Act 3 of King John was Sydney Johnson ’17; and for her performance of Portia’s monologue from Act 3 of The Merchant of Venice was Penzi Hill ’20.

Watch the winning performances here.