Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Festival Photo

Connetquot High School was recently transformed into a visually stunning display of the life and works of William Shakespeare during the school’s second annual Shakespeare Festival.

The day’s schedule consisted of various performances and Shakespeare-themed events to both celebrate and inform others of everything that William Shakespeare had accomplished in his lifetime.

After being escorted into the auditorium by students dressed to mimic Black Plague victims, students witnessed Shakespeare’s written word come to life and members of the school community performed snippets of popular Shakespeare plays, including “Romeo & Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The school’s library was transformed into a Ye Olde Arts & Crafts center and Food Court, inviting students to write with quill feathers, design their own masquerade masks and play board games inspired by the Elizabethan era. The library’s food menu consisted of such items as shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and delicious strawberry tarts.