WARRENTON, Va. — Celia Cooley has won the Shakespeare Lives Video of the Week competition sponsored by the British Counsel’s Shakespeare Lives program.
Cooley has family in the Robeson County area.
The honor is given to videos that achieved the highest aggregate score from both judges and user voters.
In the video, shot by her father, Mark Cooley, she portrays Juliet looking for her Romeo. No spoiler here — to see Juliet and her Romeo, go to: https://films.shakespeare.org/about and clicking on the gallery menu. Look for “Oh Romeo,” to see Cooley’s entry.
At age 12, Cooley is a veteran of regional theatrical productions, having performed in several over the years. She has also performed with Fauquier Community Theater and Markham Theater and will be featured in the upcoming regional production of the “Twelve Days of Christmas.”
She is the granddaughter of Grace and Tommy Hall of Fayetteville, the great-granddaughter of the late Stamps and Ola Hall of St. Pauls and the grand niece of Susan Hall of St. Pauls. Tommy Hall is a sixth generation resident of Robeson County and grew up in Rennert Township.