To act or not to act

Lorre-Kaye Leslie

Putting on a show, seniors Samuel Mikhail and Anthony Desantis act out a scene from Shakespeare’s King Lear. “I thought it was pretty cool,” Mikhail said. “I’ve been in theatre for a while so it wasn’t that hard to get up in front of a bunch of people and make a complete fool of myself. As it turns out, being an idiot in class is a lot of fun.” AP Literature students have been acting in pairs, alternating by day who must read for their given role. “I thought it was going to really suck because who has ever heard of King Lear,” senior Gabrielle McKessey said. “But it’s actually a lot of fun and this play has become one of my favorite [Shakespeare plays].”