AP English students dally in Elizabethan era


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  • From left, Julianna Schlichting, David MacMillan, Christine Birkland and Alyssa Koehler pose for their applause after performing their original skit which showed a range of behaviors, from handkerchief dropping to gauntlet throwing to a pair of duels.





It began with a gentleman’s wager: “Aye! Have at you -- a duel to the death! The winner wilt has't both of our maidens.”

But it ended badly as the maidens, unwilling to share the winner, engaged in their own duel. “Methinks he wouldst choose the prettier of us, of which there is certainly no competition.” Students in Ms. Julie Franklyn’s junior AP English class recently immersed themselves in the customs and swagger of the Elizabethan era to pair with their study of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Here, (from left) Julianna Schlichting, David MacMillan, Christine Birkland and Alyssa Koehler pose for their applause after performing their original skit which showed a range of behaviors, from handkerchief dropping to gauntlet throwing to a pair of duels.

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