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SAA's Class of 2024 Present Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'

SAA's Class of 2024 Present Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'

Published February 9, 2024

The San Antonio Academy class of 2024 took to the stage this week to perform for family, friends, faculty, staff, and underclassmen brothers in their rendition of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Both 8th-grade sections gave outstanding performances in their respective roles, captivating their audience through each scene with lots of applause and laughter to help along the way. 

Julius Caesar 8A

One of San Antonio Academy's beloved traditions is the annual 8th Grade Shakespeare Play. At SAA, stage performance of Shakespeare's work is an integral component of the 8th grade language arts curriculum. It provides an invaluable instructional tool for helping students to understand classic works through a combination of classroom study and a great deal of lively activity: a perfect educational approach for middle school boys.

This much-anticipated event is directed by Mr. Brenden Moore, SAA's 8th Grade English & Literature Teacher of over 30 years. The boys spend five weeks preparing for the play during their language arts period, and it is often seen as one of the most memorable experiences from their final Academy year.

Julius Caesar 8B

 

Bravo to the Class of 2024 for their incredible performances! Also, a huge round of applause for Mr. Moore and his dedication to these boys and to all the 8th-grade parents who helped backstage with costumes, makeup, and much support.

For more photos, visit the Flickr galleries below.

2024 8th Grade Shakespeare Play Section A

2024 8th Grade Shakespeare Play Section B

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