On alternating weeks, 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 2021-22, Form 2 (upper elementary) students will read and study two of Plutarch’s lives as well as Shakespeare’s King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Students in Forms 3 & 4 (middle and high school) will read two of Plutarch’s lives as well as Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado about Nothing.
$5 supplies fee covers the cost of BHSC-purchased teaching materials and shared classroom supplies.
Families purchase the following required supplies:
Form 2 Required Resources:
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Folger Shakespeare Library
- King Lear, Folger Shakespeare Library
- Plutarch’s Lives for Boys and Girls, by W.H. Weston
- Three-ring binder with lined paper, pencils, colored pencils, and erasers in a pencil pouch.
- Composition Notebook
Forms 3-4 Required Resources: