It was time for Caesar to go.
Sixth and seventh grade Language Arts students assembled on the front lawn to perform the death scene from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The senators dressed in togas and carried various fake swords and knives. As each senator stabbed Caesar (J’Marion), he or she tossed a small cup of real fake blood onto his toga. But somehow a little blood got onto other people’s togas.
Other main actors in the outdoor performance included Brutus (Morgan), Marc Anthony (Camper), and Cassius (Trey). Casca (Annika) got to stab Caesar first.
The next day, Mrs. Crosby was despairing of her bed sheets. “I got most of the blood out,” she said. “But one toga is still soaking.”