The Latin Program at Walls attends Julius Caesar

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Jennifer Boulanger

The atmosphere was festive as students, looking spiffy for an evening out, gathered in front of the theater, checking in and collecting a ticket and a coupon for cupcakes and frozen yogurt courtesy of the event’s sponsors. While we waited for the show to start, several students walked to the end of the block where a band was playing, and others went around the corner to make good on their coupons for sweets. By 7:30 we were all in our block of seats, even the girls who rushed in last minute from a soccer game in Montgomery County (thanks to Ms. Schulz for letting them get away early!). We saw men in togas and men being dressed in togas by their slaves, we watched the conspirators eagerly washing their hands in Caesar’s blood, and we heard famous lines like “It’s Greek to me!” and “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” and “et tu Brute?” and “Cry havoc! Unleash the dogs of war!” The show ended about 10 p.m. and students quickly moved off toward the Gallery Place metro or into the cars of waiting parents. Thanks very, very much to George Reidy and especially to Ms. Pokorak who helped a great deal before and during the show.

Discipuli fabulam in theatro Vasintoniae spectaverunt
Cave Idibus Martis! Paene omnes dicipulorum Scholae Sine Muris fabulam Iulius Caesar a Gulielmo Shakespeare die Martis xxxi Augusti spectaverunt. Discipuli, vestimenta bona gerentes, tesseras a Magistra Brinley collegerunt et dum initium fabulae exspectabant, musicam audiverunt et dulcia ederunt. In theatro, omnes, etiam puellae tardae a ludo pilorum venientes, intente spectaverunt et audiverunt. Erat multum sanginis, plures togas, et multa verba notissima. Omnes sibi fructi sunt! Gratias Magistrae Pokorak et Magistro Reidy praecipue ago.

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Jane Brinley, SWW Latin Teacher
(Magistra Iohanna Brinley)

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