Our festival is full of fun for the whole family:
- Food trucks or bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors
- Crafts and games outdoors, including face painting, nine-pin bowling, badminton, archery, catapult, and more!
- Traveling musicians and jugglers making the rounds
- First and second grade girls perform the Maypole Dance
- Classroom projects on display in our Shakespeare Museum
- Entertaining performance of a Shakespeare play by our middle school actors. Third through fifth graders perform sonnets and couplets at the start of the play.
Shakespeare festival 2023
Middle school teacher and Redeemer School alum Preston Lindsay shared his thoughts about why Shakespeare is such an important part of our school tradition over on our blog.
Students and families are encouraged to dress the part for our Shakespeare Festival. No need to stress, though; you probably have the makings of a great costume in your closet.
Here are some ideas to help you put together a homemade costume.
Make use of the following resources to increase your family’s enjoyment of this year’s play:
- Familiarize yourself with a quick-read plot summary from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Read William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Georghia Ellinas.
- Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Bruce Coville (out of print, check the library).
- Read Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children edited by Edith Nesbit.
- Listen to the BBC radio production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- Watch a 3 minute 30 second video animation of the play by the British Council.
- Watch a 30 minute animated video of the play from the BBC.