Students Perform Shakespeare

ET TU BRUTE: Andy Bertodano performs his monologue from Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar. Other participants and spectators served as the audience for this performance and for those to follow. “Many of the monologues were really moving,” participant Jhananthi Janakiraman said afterwards.


“The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks. They are all fire and every one doth shine, but there’s but one in all doth hold his place.” (Julius Caesar, 3.1.68-70) These dramatic words– spoken by Andy Bertodano– were among the first performed in the Shakespeare Monologue Competition, held in the Media Center on Wednesday, December 6th. Spectators and judges gathered to hear over 15 students act out their chosen monologues, which came from a wide selection of Shakespeare’s plays. Listen to the following audio story to hear the results of the competition and reflection from the competitors about the preparation process.

Correction: The national competition will take place in New York City.

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