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The annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare festival always brings in a crowd. This year was no exception.

The annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare festival always brings in a crowd. This year was no exception. Students and parents from all over came to participate in and watch the festival, which commenced on Friday April 25. The ages of performers ranged from first to eighth graders, all acting out Shakespeare scenes in Renaissance costuming. Fencing lessons were also offered for students.

 

I have participated in the festival for 6 years straight. Every year brings loads of fun at the festival once you get through the lengthy process of memorizing the scene's script. This can be hard due to the flowery, 15th- century word usage. However, it is all worth it in the end. If you go to a DPS elementary or middle school, Shakespeare club is usually an extracurricular option. However, the festival is on a school day. If you are doing well and can miss some classes, attending and participating in the event are both great experiences!