Stirring It Up. High school students who have been on the Tulane uptown campus this summer for the All Things Shakespeare! apprenticeship program will take to the stage tonight through Saturday (July 25-28) for five performances of Macbeth. The program is sponsored by the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane.
The famous play, which includes the scene of three witches chanting "Double, double, toil and trouble ...", is directed by Cassie Steck Worley. The play examines Macbeth's bloody rise to power, urged by his wife and foretold by prophecy, leading to his tragic ending.
Macbeth opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Lupin Theatre on the Tulane uptown campus, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (July 26-28), as well as a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday.
The Shakespeare apprenticeship program was held in two sessions for high school students from June 12 to 29 and July 10 to 28, said Brad Robbert, operations director for the festival. Students took classes in acting, voice, movement and stage combat. They studied the nuances of acting in a Shakespearean play, from understanding the plot and words to speaking the lines.