Shakespeare's Macbeth for Kids
Several Fourth Grade students on Team C at Bear Creek volunteered to perform The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. They used the creatively modified version entitled, Shakespeare’s Macbeth for Kids, authored by Brendan P. Kelso.
The script was accessible to children, yet retained some of the memorable Shakespearean lines. For approximately two months, the children relinquished their recess periods two times each week to study their lines, rehearse, and create props. Mrs. Evelyn Mautner and Mrs. Amy Burkhart assisted the students in creating props for the play. The students made their own costumes at home. The class productions were proudly performed for peers and family members. There was enough Shakespeare and humor in the classroom for everyone!
There were two performances.
Lady Macbeth-Ana Santiago
Witches-Olivia Anson, Lily Krisko, Amber McDonald, Emma Kreiser, Madeline Quinn, Macy Seaman, and Eryn Moore
Lady Macduff-Anna Hart
Son of Macduff-Zoe Gonzales
Emcee-Emma Blyler, Chris Wynn
Lady Macbeth-Megan Gray
Witches-Mykah Macfarlane, Emma Blyler, Sidney Mize, Owen Hanlon, Elizabeth Stiles, and Brianna Claar
Lady Macduff-Madison Ernst
Son of Macduff-Emma Blyler
Emcee-Emma Blyler, James Phillippe