Seaside students explore the Bard with Ashland help

Katherine Lacaze for The Daily Astorian


Seaside High School concludes its three-year partnership with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors brought the words of the famous Bard of Avon to life for Seaside High School students through interactive workshops and theatrical performances as part of a four-year educational partnership.

Kristin Hammargren and David Huynh, Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors and teaching artists, visited the school earlier this month.

The duo put on a literature program for the entire student body the first morning, including performances of scenes from “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni, “Upstairs Downstairs”, the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, and “Trying to Find Chinatown” by David Henry Hwang.

The next day, the actors performed a condensed version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” twice, using simple props and playing numerous roles. There were other workshops, primarily attended by students from the English department.

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