On October 3rd, the New York City-based Shakespeare Forum brought its production of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter to The Hun School. The tale of the shamed protagonist Hester Prynne takes place in Puritanical 17th-century Boston. The American fiction classic provides a window into colonial American social mores. Hun School sophomores and juniors attended the production. The sophomores will study American colonialism in U.S. History later this year. After the performance, the group hosted an acting workshop for thirty Hun students.
Exhibit Open now through November in the Wilf Family Global Commons
Photojournalist Alison Wright spoke at The Hun School on September 26th about her career documenting indigenous people around the world and the sometimes life-threatening adventures that accompany her work.
Arts education teaches that the inspiration of an artist springs from the sum of life experiences and from the various frameworks of history and values in our backgrounds. It is important for students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the arts within their own, as well as other, cultures.
The arts contribute to increased self-awareness and one’s own capacity for contribution to the larger community of humanity. Fine Arts courses provide access to both practical and hands-on experiences, and an opportunity to learn through reading, observing, and writing. The goals are to develop reasoning, offer thought and information behind judgment, and give imagination a place to flourish.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.