English Language Fellow Andrew Mobbs co-organized a Shakespeare Day performance with the help of local English teachers Nargiza Baxrieva and Abdugani Amonov. English students from Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages in Samarkand, Uzbekistan put on the performance for their fellow classmates and educators.

Students spent a month preparing for this performance in order to honor the life and talents of William Shakespeare. Mobbs selected and abridged the materials for the students’ performance including four of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets, the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, and others. Baxrieva and Amonov worked with the students to choreograph and practice the dancing and create costumes.

Students were happy to showcase their acting talents and afterwards received certificates of appreciation from the Dean of English faculty. There were over 200 peers, teachers and faculty members in the audience that enjoyed the performance and benefited greatly from their exposure to a show entirely in English. 

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