Ninth graders will present at Fifth Annual Student Shakespeare Conference

Posted April 20, 2017

Four ninth grade students will present at the Fifth Annual Student Shakespeare Conference at Nichols School in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 22. English teacher Molly Barger arranged their participation.

Students will be presenting monologues/duo scenes from Shakespeare to a mixed audience of other high school students, college students, graduate students, teachers, Shakespeare professors and scholars, most from the Buffalo area. Presenters include Adelia Stanley and Louisa Greenberg presenting Portia and Brutus from Julius Caesar 2.1, Henry Corwin presenting Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing 2.3, and Shemar Fray presenting Caliban from The Tempest 1.2.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Dympna Callaghan of Syracuse University. Conference promotion notes that she is “the author of Shakespeare without Women, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and A Feminist Guide to Shakespeare. She is the editor of The Taming of the Shrew for Norton and Romeo and Juliet for Bedford/St. Martins. She is co-editor of the collection Shakespeare in Our Time.”

The conference chair is Dr. Dan Collins. Both Dr. Collins and Dr. Barger studied Shakespeare under Dr. Barbara Bono at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Bono is a veteran professor and Shakespeare scholar at UB.

The Webb group also plans to visit Niagara Falls during free time.

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