We spent some time with the students of Pamantasan ng Muntinlupa last March 31 to present “Why William?”, a little lecture and demonstration on why we study Shakespeare. We presented scenes and speeches from a couple of our favorite shows and presented some of the kids from our Tuloy Theater class doing a scene from a Filipino translation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”! We’re so proud of them…we gave them the scene on a Tuesday and by Thursday they had it (mostly) committed to memory and are now itching to do the full-length show!
Props to our audience for a lively Q and A session afterwards…it was briefly interrupted by a power failure but questions continued in the dark and well after the power came back on! They were also so game to read a sonnet with us and to play our “Shakespeare or not Shakespeare” mini game.
If you want “Why William” or one of our full-length Shakespeare productions to visit your school, let us know!