Middle School Students Observe Shakespeare’s Hamlet

This performance done by Shakespeare & Company is a well-known play that is preformed yearly around this time. Shakespeare & Company is located in Lenox, Massachusetts and every year thousands of students participate in these performances.  Middle school students were invited to the auditorium to watch Hamlet to then discuss their thoughts on the play.

Shakespeare & Co. has their costume rack backstage ready so the cast can quickly change. Throughout the play cast members made quick changes to get ready for the next scene. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. has their costume rack backstage ready so the cast can quickly change. Throughout the play cast members made quick changes to get ready for the next scene. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wife of Hamlet steps out on stage expressing her worry for her husband. Students said this played with their emotions and increased the suspense in the play.  Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wife of Hamlet steps out on stage expressing her worry for her husband. Students said this played with their emotions and increased the suspense in the play. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All of the middle school students sit quietly in the auditorium seats watching the play. Shakespeare & Company usually preforms for most underclassmen or elementary students but also can preform for any age. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
All of the middle school students sit quietly in the auditorium seats watching the play. Shakespeare & Company usually preforms for most underclassmen or elementary students but also can preform for any age. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. displays their set from Hamlet. This Company is well known for their set design and reviewers say their elaborate set design and music creates a well-rounded performance. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Shakespeare & Co. displays their set from Hamlet. This Company is well known for their set design and reviewers say their elaborate set design and music creates a well-rounded performance. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students enter the cafeteria during F block to view the play. Many 6th 7th and 8th grade students said they enjoyed the suspense and plot of Hamlet. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students enter the cafeteria during F block to view the play. Many 6th 7th and 8th grade students said they enjoyed the suspense and plot of Hamlet. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In scene four of the play Hamlet, characters Prince Hamlet and Horatio are having a fight with swords. Shakespeare and company has been around for over 10 years. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
In scene four of the play Hamlet, characters Prince Hamlet and Horatio are having a fight with swords. Shakespeare and company has been around for over 10 years. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The creature in the play came out of a mysterious door and scared many in the audience. The character had a voice auditor therefore greatening the dramatic effect. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The creature in the play came out of a mysterious door and scared many in the audience. The character had a voice auditor therefore greatening the dramatic effect. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Hamlet enters the stage sharing a dialogue with the strange creature. During this scene the audience was taken by surprise by the volume of the characters voices. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hamlet enters the stage sharing a dialogue with the strange creature. During this scene the audience was taken by surprise by the volume of the characters voices. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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