Shakespeare 400 by Svetlana Gavrilović

Užice Grammar School Pays Tribute to the Bards

Since the 23rd of April, 1616 was the day when the world lost two great writers, William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, the students of the Užice Grammar School, as enthusiastic as can be, together with their English and Spanish teachers marked 400 years since the death of the two bards with a joint programme. Apart from the exhibition illustrating the life and work of the poets, we put on a 50-minute playlet in both the languages performed by about thirty students of all grades. It was basically a story of Shakespeare and his imaginary conversations with Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Queen Elizabeth I and Miguel de Cervantes, all seasoned with some Renaissance music and Shakespearean poetry. It was really amazing to see how attentively the packed audience listened to the actors trying as hard as possible to understand the wisdom words of ‘not of an age, but of all times‘ coming from the stage.

by Svetlana Gavrilović, Užice Grammar School