Bryant moves on to Shakespeare Regionals

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Bryant moves on to Shakespeare Regionals

Felicity Bryant, a four-year Musical Theatre student, advanced to the Regional contest in the National Shakespeare Competition which is sponsored by the English Speaking Union of the United States. The CHS competition was held in the Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre and included three judges, experts in the field of all things Shakespearean. The winner of the regional heads to New York City for the final, where in past years CoSA students have placed first, second and third.

Thirty-six students entered the competition. Bryant's winning monologue was the role of Antipholus from A Comedy of Errors, Sonnet 29. Antipholus bemoans his status as an outcast and failure but feels better upon thinking of his beloved. Sonnet 29 is written in the typical Shakespearean sonnet form, having 14 lines of iambic pentameter ending in a rhymed couplet

Sophomore Bella Weesner took second place in her role as Marc Anthony from Julius Ceasar, Sonnet 107. Sonnet 107 is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a young man, suggesting that the poem itself will survive human mortality, and both the poet and his love will achieve immortality through it.

Will Boone, a junior in his first year at CoSA, placed third portraying Berowne from Love's Labour's Lost, Sonnet 27. Love's Labour's Lost, one of Shakespeare's early comedies, follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they forswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, an effort that weakens and crumbles when they become infatuated with the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting.

Felicity, we wish you luck and good fortune in the regional competition!