As you can see, the creative and innovative wheels of our students’ minds were certainly turning.
In the end, what’s the purpose of all of this? What’s the benefit of reading these ancient stories? What can we glean today from what was written 2,000 years ago? For Emma, it was a story of “balancing morals:”
“On the one hand, this play was absurd and sometimes hilarious, but when you really get into it, it’s full of moral lessons. There’s one scene at the end where both the goddess of justice and the goddess of ruin appear together. It’s all about balancing morality.”
Olivia and Alicia both agreed that the play “encouraged debate” among the students about which character was more moral than the other. What is literature for if not to encourage dialogue and conversation? And this open dialogue brought on one result that was the same in each group: the fun of a group project.
Each student this writer interviewed explained how this project brought them all closer together, encouraged conversations that wouldn’t normally happen otherwise and showed the power of teamwork with a final reward of one grand project! I suppose that’s why theater has stuck around for 2,000 years and why our students will remember this project for years to come!
Christelle B., Sarah B., Mel F., Thea G., Fiona H., Jay H., Lily M., Yelianny R., Caroline V., Ella W.
“Keeping Up with the House of Atreus”
Bridget A., Sarah B., Valentina D., Alexis E., Ellie L., Kora L., Aymee M., Olivia M., Avery N., Tylor S., Ani S., Micaela T.
Staged Performances of “Agamemnon”
Chloe B., Natalie D., Courtney F., Taylor G., Eliany G., Gwen H., Emma H., Alea J., Emma P., Grace R., Katie R., Erin W.
Gigi A., Alicia B., Chloe B., Lindsay C., Ally C., Olivia D., Caitlin D., Lehna F., Gabby F., Chloe J., Mica T., Koa L.