Monday's Scenes


On Monday, two of our scenes are from histories, one is from a tragedy, and one is from a comedy. We will laugh at Helena and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, we'll feel pity for poor Cordelia in King Lear, and we'll watch in suspense as demons and witches come forth in Macbeth and Henry the Sixth, Part Two. Below find links to our scripts, links to the same scripts translated into modern English, and links to videos on You Tube. Please be advised that You Tube videos may be unexpectedly removed or redirected, and some have commercials.
King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1 (also shown as 1.1)
Lear: Willow
Regan: Lucy H
Goneril: Maggie
Cordelia: Lucy F
Kent: Lola
King of France: Jane
Burgundy: Colton
Handmaiden: TBD

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
Helena: SophiaHermia: StellaOberon: Adeline
Puck: Olivia

King Henry the Sixth, Part Two, 1.4
Bolingbroke: Colton
Hume: Bobby
Dukes: Wesley and Cash
Witch: Grace
Spirit: Graycen
Duchess: Sadie

Macbeth, 4.1
Witches: Nika, Nadia, and Sherlyn
Hecate: Caroline
Macbeth: Bobby
Banquo: Tommy

Video references for Monday's scenes...

Video References for KING LEAR
This is the Royal Shakespeare Company in a production created especially for younger audiences. The director set this version of the play during the Christmas season.
This is a fun student-created film using paper dolls!

Video References for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Here's a contemporary version showing the fight scene between Helena and Hermia. Remember, we have cut the boys' parts in our own version.
Here's the whole play of "MIdsummer" from "Shakespeare The Animated Tales." The formatting is a bit strange, so enlarge the screen as much as you can.
Here's a nice, animated summary of the play.
Here's an illustrated (but not animated) summary from the British Council, an education group that promotes literacy in England..

Video References for HENRY THE SIXTH, PART TWO
A nice summary of the entire play (including our scene) using finger puppets!
Here's a scene from a 1965 television production. It is a bit old-fashioned, but still interesting to watch.

Video References for MACBETH
Here's an excellent version from the series "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales." This series was created using famous British actors and Russian animation.
Here's a version titled "Macbeth for Kids."
Here's the Teen British Council's presentation.