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The class play is an important part of the Waldorf curriculum from first grade through twelfth grade. The length and complexity of the class play grows with each year. The eighth grade play is an important milestone in the drama program---the culmination of eight years of working with the class teacher on performances, recitations, and oral presentations. (Class plays continue through high school graduation, but are now directed by the drama faculty.)
The eighth grade play is traditionally a Shakespeare play, and this year’s class presented The Taming of the Shrew. Elisabeth Tarsio, our 8th grade class teacher, and Raymonde van der Stok-Fried, our eurythmy teacher, directed the play.
It was a big production, with sets to build, lines to learn, and action to be blocked. The set was based on an Elizabethan design, and the implementation and construction was guided by eighth grade parent Gary Arthurs. The students put on two wonderful public performances in the Lower School Theater.
Click on the photo below to view a slideshow of images from the performances.