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December 4, 2013
Thanksgiving is behind us now and we’re settling into the quick three weeks before the winter break, but I’m still looking back to last week’s Macbeth and the performance of eighth grader Willie Swett. Choosing to stage Macbeth this fall meant that Meg MacCary and I knew last spring that we had a boy who could play the title character, one who could carry over 30% of the play’s lines, deliver his difficult soliloquies, and especially one who would struggle to make sense of Macbeth’s murderous unraveling.
Willie Swett was all of that. His rehearsals with Miss MacCary and the other principals were unusually inventive, and it was clear early on that he had taken up the challenge. When he started to restore lines that I had cut, and after he borrowed my annotated Arden edition, I felt sure of his success. I was not prepared for his performance.
The teacher’s great delight comes when his student steps beyond instruction and moves on his own. So it was with Willie, as his own Macbeth took the stage, a whole Macbeth, and one the audience seemed to know and understand. How brave I thought for a boy of thirteen to reveal how utterly committed he was to making the tyrant come to life, and how wonderful it was to see it.
Boys take on difficult challenges at School all the time—in algebra class or on the wrestling mat or as first violin. I wanted you to know about this boy.
PS -- Three boys have played Macbeth in my time -- Nick Schutt '94, Michael Bass '08, and now, Willie Swett '15. You no doubt have your favorite. You may even have been murdered by one of them or their minions. That’s the most fun. And then popping up to take a bow.
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|New Alumni Breakfast|
On Wednesday morning, June 12, the Allen-Stevenson Alumni Council welcomed the newest members of the Allen-Stevenson Alumni Association.
Saturday, January 25, 2014Alumni Gathering in Los Angeles
6PM, Hosted by Andy Heyward '64REGISTER NOW
Tuesday, February 4, 2014Alumni Council Meeting
6:30PM, A-S Library
Friday, March 7, 2014Alumni Reunion: Class Parties
Various, Contact your Class Rep
Saturday, March 8, 2014Alumni Reunion: Open House
11AM - 2PM, 132 East 78th Street
Saturday, March 8, 2014Alumni Reunion: Alumni Art Exhibition & Celebration
6-8:30PM, Assembly Hall
Tuesday, May 13, 2014Alumni Council Meeting
6:30PM, A-S Library
Thursday, May 22, 2014Alumni Dodgeball Game
6-8PM, GymCLICK HERE
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