The class will read, narrate, and discuss passages from Plutarch’s Lives and Shakespeare’s plays. Over the year, students will read two plays and two lives, studying one of each per semester. Students will have opportunity to dramatically read selected passages, to reenact key scenes, and to prepare and recite optional memory work.
In 2022-23, Form 2 (upper elementary) students will read and study two of Plutarch’s lives as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Henry V.
Students in Forms 3 & 4 (middle and high school) will read two of Plutarch’s lives as well as Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and Richard III.
Note: for 2022-2023, this course has been combined with Artist & Composer Study.
Families purchase the following required supplies:
Form 2 Required Resources:
- The Tempest, Folger Shakespeare Library
- Henry V, Folger Shakespeare Library
- Our Young Folks’ Plutarch, by Rosalie Kaufman
- Three-ring binder with lined paper, pencils, colored pencils, and erasers in a pencil pouch.
- Composition Notebook
Forms 3-4 Required Resources: