Bonnie Seebold, H. S. English Teacher at Francis W. Parker School since 1977. Teaches freshman Reading and Writing in the Various Genres, teaches seniors Chamber Theater (Literature Adapted for the Stage), Contemporary Global Novel and Shakespeare. Has directed many scenes from short stories and Shakespeare as well as truncated hour long versions of such plays as As You Like It, The Tempest, and Hamlet. Adapted Gogol's "The Nose" for Chamber Theater. Prior to Parker, taught four years at Fenton High School, developed the Literary Magazine there. B.S., Journalism, University of Illinois; M.A.T., English Education, University of Chicago; postgraduate work in Oral Interpretation in the Speech and Theatre Department, Northwestern University.

Favorite Shakespeare play: "I cannot choose. Like Cleopatra, Shakespeare's "infinite variety" never stales. I'll agree with Louis and say 'whichever one I'm engaged with at the time'."

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Chicago Youth Shakespeare
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Chicago, IL 60661

The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. - Julius Caesar, I, ii

The course of true love never did run smooth. - A Midsummer Night's Dream, I, i

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. - Romeo and Juliet, II, ii

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so - Hamlet, II, ii

If music be the food of love, play on! - Twelfth Night, I, i

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. - Julius Caesar, II, ii

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. - The Tempest, IV, i

The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. - Merchant of Venice, IV, i