The following article was published by the East Oregonian April 6, 2016. Written by Kathy Aney.
Shakespeare troupe takes on bullying at Pendleton school.
Shakespeare might not initially seem the best source for anti-bullying advice.
After all, the Bard packed his plays with bloodshed, treason, poisonings, pranking, swordplay, beheadings and a multitude of other assorted mayhem. Shakespeare taking on bullying might seem as absurd as Bernie Madoff teaching ethics.
But Shakespeare understood human behavior, said Ron Williams, executive director of Shakespeare Walla Walla. Williams believes Shakespeare plays are rife with examples of bullying and the consequences. He and two other actors from his troupe presented “Twelfth Night” on Friday to sixth graders at Sunridge Middle School and then proceeded to the classroom where they put bullying under the microscope and examined its ugly nature.