Sunday, September 15, 2019

Dawson Dragons Learn the Art of Dueling

Cast away on the shores of a distant land, lost paramours and their unruly servants converge and conspire in William Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night. Four centuries after he wrote his plays, the works of Shakespeare continue to entertain and intrigue audiences of all ages.

As part of the Shakespearean experience, students at Dawson Middle School learned the history of fencing and the differences between stage combat and sport fencing. David Sierra, head coach at Cutting Edge Fencing Center in North Richland Hills, recently visited the campus to share the art of swordsmanship.  Students were able to participate in demonstrations that correlated to the study of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

DMS Principal Ryan Wilson said, “It was a wonderful opportunity to transport our students back to medieval times and encourage literacy at our campus. Shakespeare’s language may seem foreign, but a duel by the blade is universal language indeed!”