News from Wrentham Reads

The winners for the post card contest were announced and the iPad Mini drawing was held on the evening of Thursday, June 6th at the Fiske Public Library in the garden Patio.

l-r: Victoria Crabtree, Bronze Creative Design; Lily Talerman, Silver, Creative Design; Ashley O'Handley, Gold, Coolest/Best Use of Shakespeare's Work; Sarah Wiik, People's Choice nominee; Natalie Davis, Silver, Technology Design; Kathryn Stumpenhagen, Honorable Mention, Susu Klein, Honorable Mention.

l-r: Victoria Crabtree, Bronze Creative Design; Lily Talerman, Silver, Creative Design; Ashley O’Handley, Gold, Coolest/Best Use of Shakespeare’s Work; Sarah Wiik, People’s Choice nominee; Natalie Davis, Silver, Technology Design; Kathryn Stumpenhagen, Honorable Mention, Susu Klein, Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to Jacob Webster, grade 8, who won the iPad Mini and to the talented winners, in design, technology, and the best use of Shakespeare’s work categories for
their post card entries.

To see the winners visit the Design Winners and Honorable Mention pages to see their beautiful postcards inspired
by Shakespeare’s work.

On the People’s Choice page, see the winner of the People’s Choice and the top vote getters

The Will Award

The Will Award

All of the post cards may here on this website; see the Mini-Masterpieces page for the complete collection. They are also posted on Facebook.

collage of post cards

Many cards were created by KP students and it is quite wonderful to view their creativity! They are truly mini-masterpieces. Congratulations and thank you everyone in the KP Community who created a post card and encouraged their creation.

The collection is stellar!

HIGHLIGHTS OF WRENTHAM READS SHAKESPEARE 2013

There was a Shakespearean Theatrical Workshop

for grades 2-6 at the Fiske Library on May 23th

Participants performed in a skit at the end directed by actor Ned Fitzgerald. Costumes and props were provided. Funding for the workshop was provided by the Friends of the Fiske Library. The program was free but canned good donations were gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Family and friends were invited to the skit.

The Children's Shakespearean Workshop with Ned Fitzgerald

The Strange Sisters/Witches from Macbeth
“Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
“The Witches of Wrentham — Macbeth
The Children’s Shakespearean Workshop
Juliet painted by Mary Ellen Fitzgerald

Juliet painted by Mary Ellen Fitzgerald

Shakespeare painted by Mary Ellen Fitzgerald

Shakespeare painted by Mary Ellen Fitzgerald

 

Shakespeare came to town and community members enjoyed learning about The Bard at Dean College

William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway came to Wrentham!

Susan Leist and Sean Peters, Hampstead Stage Company at the Fiske Public Library.

William Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway (Susan Leist and Sean Peters, Hampstead Stage Company) at the Fiske Public Library.

fiske hampstead players 2

William Shakespeare

Anne Hathaway and William Shakespeare

Anne HathawayShakespeare and his wife visited the Fiske Public Library. On Saturday. The Hampstead Players performed Shakespeare III. It was a great performance featuring excerpts from Shakespeare’s work followed by a Q&A. In an interactive moment members of the audience were recruited to perform the 3 sisters characters from Macbeth. Bravo! In between snippets of the Bard’s work, Will and Anne were portrayed as a typical Elizabethan couple eliciting squeals of delight from the audience as they bantered. The  show was geared for grades 4-12 and adults too. Funding was provided by the Sweatt Fund.

An Evening All About William Shakespeare

Wrentham Reads had a great kick off with Romeo and Juliet at Dean College theater on Thursday, February 28th.

"The Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets over the Dead Bodies of Romeo and Juliet." Painting by Frederic Lord Leighton, 1855. Public domain.

“The Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets over the Dead Bodies of Romeo and Juliet.” Painting by
Frederic Lord Leighton, 1855. Public domain.

It was a wonderful way to get re-acquainted with Shakespeare and for those who are were new to the Bard, a nice introduction. The pre-talk with David Krasner, Dean of the Arts before the play was very informative and engaging. Mr. Krasner vividly described the theater and it’s patrons during the Elizabethan Era in England and related it to the contemporary theater-goers experience. The pre-talk was taped by Wrentham Community Cable so watch for it to be aired soon.

Details about these and other Wrentham Reads events and related activities happening around town are on a the Events page.