Richland drama students teach Shakespeare to middle schoolers
Some Richland High School drama students come to Enterprise Middle School today to teach students about Shakespeare.
The high school students are preparing to perform Romeo and Juliet this weekend.
Today, several cast and crew members discussed the popular play with dozens of middle schoolers.
They acted out the prologue of Romeo and Juliet and created their own Shakespearean insults using his language.
The high schoolers say it is important for younger students to understand Shakespeare because it can help them grow their vocabulary and their understanding of human emotion.
"He was a beautiful writer, and we can learn so much from him. He relates so well to people and we can learn so much about ourselves and about our own feelings and understand ourselves. So it's really understanding the psychology behind humanity and vocabulary" said Annika Rose Rex, Richland H.S. student.
Romeo and Juliet opens Thursday night at 7:30 PM at the Richland High School auditorium.