Three Twists on Hamlet

Whether playing Hamlet, Hamlette, Romeo, Juliet, Macbeth, Darth Vader, Pumbaa or Timon, these eighth graders brought us their best. As the three directors sought to add original ideas and new twists on Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, the Class of 2017 collaborated to create some of the funniest one-acts in L-Dub history. With their energy and commitment, these talented students re-wrote scenes from Shakespeare, a certain story about a young lion, and a film about a galaxy far-far-away. They choreographed dances and fight scenes, whether with poison, daggers, or light sabers, to make us laugh and marvel at their creativity. Your directors thank you for all your hard work over the last couple of months, including a long week at the theater where the technical crew has only a few hours to light a show, hit their sound cues, and project our slides. 

Lake Washington Girls Middle School One Act Festival, 2017

To be, or not to be in a middle school one act--that is the question:
Whether 'tis funnier in the mind of three directors to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous actors
Or to make jokes about a classic
And by laughing, teach them. To dance to sing--
Please more--and by a finale to say we love
The actors, and the thousand natural hams
That make up lines. 'Tis a production
Devoutly to be wished. To speak, to project--
To project--perchance to sing: ay, there's the rub,
For in that director’s mind what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off the middle school stage,
Must give us pause. There's the class of 2017
That makes our show so great.

Thank you to you all, 
Ms. Hearn, Ms. Jenny, and Ms. B

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