MDS Messenger Volume 13, Issue 22 - Page 6

Shakespeare Club Presents Julius Caesar

by Deborah Goodstone; dgoodstone@mdsweb.org

Could there be greater words of betrayal than those of Julius Caesar, when he cries in anguish, “Et tu, Brute?” As with many of Shakespeare’s plays, Julius Caesar is full of revenge, deception and intrigue. Set in Ancient Rome, it details the development of a plot to overthrow a seemingly over-

ambitious general. One could be forgiven for thinking that 5th Grade children would not be able to comprehend and act out such a story.

However, last Friday, the MDS Shakespeare Club members did exactly that and were truly magnificent!Accompanied by Mrs. Daitchman, the children sang “General Caesar I Don’t Trust!” and “Something About the Way I Feel Tonight,” set to modern tunes. Dressed in fine togas with accompanying sashes, the group kept

the audience enthralled and on the edge

of their seats.

CAST

Narrator.....................................Racheli Berger

Portia/Narrator...................Sheindl Berger

Cassius........................................Yonah Bernell

Soothsayer.....................................Sarah Dean

Brutus......................................Max Jankelovits

Julius Caesar.............................Charlie Laifer

Decius Brutus............................Eitan Leitner

Casca..............................................Levi LEsches

Cicero................................Yaakov Lidagoster

Calphurnia...........................Zehava Sanders

Cinna...........................Michaela Steinerman

Mark Anthony/Narrator..Simon Wildes

Lucius............................................Sam Deutsch

Special thanks to Mrs. Melzer, Mrs. Daitchmann, Ms. Demirtas, Mrs. Srulowitz, Richard Acosta and Charlie Samuels for Group Participation.