No Fear of Shakespeare

Students pose for group photo in front of the massive statue of famous playwright, William Shakespeare, in the lobby of the theatre.

Students pose for group photo in front of the massive statue of famous playwright, William Shakespeare, in the lobby of the theatre.

Emily Bohatch, Editor

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Since 1972, Alabama Shakespeare Festival has been “wowing” audiences with their captivating reproductions of famous plays. Being one of the ten largest Shakespeare festivals in the world, they put on any where from six to nine plays a year, which often include performances specifically done for students.

For many years, Bob Jones has been one of the privileged groups invited to intend these theatrical masterpieces. Thursday, February 7th, about forty Bob Jones Shakespeare enthusiasts boarded a charter bus, and made their way to the Carolyn Blount Theatre in Montgomery in order to watch the Scottish Play, otherwise known as Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

After a four hour bus drive filled with the quiet sighs of sleeping students, the enthusiasts found themselves settling into front row seats in a cozy amphitheatre. Soon after the lights went down, the theatre sprung into action; from interactive knock-knock jokes, to the rush as actors ran up and down the steps in between the audience, actors captivated their audience with every old-english line.

“It was interesting to see how they made Macbeth,” Casey Marley, a junior, commented.

The trip to the Shakespeare festival is an annual event, and is open to all juniors and seniors.

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