Students Express Appreciation for Opening Up Shakespeare’s World | News World

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Seminar students celebrate an early birthday party for William Shakespeare after learning more about Shakespeare’s biography.

Alexandria, VA – How can one measure Shakespeare’s ability to capture raw human life experiences in his works or to engage–even the young and the hesitant–in the pleasure of sublime language and drama experienced around the world?

Enjoying a class in a subject is one thing but being inspired to pursue study or even to choose a career in the field (or directly related area) is quite another. Such gifted teaching highlights the powerful impact of a passionate and superbly knowledgeable teacher who can nurture the imagination of each student.

Current and former students of J. Whittelsey (Whit) Morgan were eager to share how Morgan’s teaching–Mr. Morgan to them–ignited the fire. They took time to share with The Zebra their appreciation of Morgan and how their teacher opened up William Shakespeare’s world in verse, directing, and staging and how it is already influencing them.

Nineteen-year-old Bennie Wang, a 2023 graduate of Episcopal High School and a freshman at Stanford University, is interested in majoring in political science and economics and minoring in music. During his first semester last fall, Wang “snatched one of the last spots to audition” and was admitted to StanShakes. In the fall, Bennie played Juliet in a scene…

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