Shaking Up Shakespeare

Shaking Up Shakespeare

By Marcy Driehaus


Some of William Shakespeare’s most popular works hit Seton’s stage this past Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.  Directed by Tara Tuttle, students from Seton and Elder portrayed Shakespearian classics such as Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet with a modern and comedic twist. Between the quick wit, humorous allusions, outrageous theatrical antics, and an abundance of audience interaction, this show was one of a kind. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) incorporated an amusingly current perspective, thus appealing to a wide range of people. Regarding how much she enjoyed performing in this play, Freshman Makenzie Ruff said, “I liked performing in this play because it was a show that everyone could enjoy. I also became really close with all of the cast and Mrs. Tuttle. It was a great opportunity and experience.” When asked about his experience being in this production, Elder High School senior Holden Kelly said, “The complete works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) was a very interesting and entertaining experience. Portraying Shakespearian drama in a parody fashion, especially having the opportunity to portray the role of Hamlet, capturing his madness and turning it into something to deranged, it became humorous”.  Kelly, along with the rest of the cast, had everyone laughing throughout the whole performance. Whoever said Shakespearean plays should stay at the Globe Theatre is wrong because Seton and Elder did one heck of a job right here in Price Hill.

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