Experiencing Shakespeare

March 10, 2017 at 3:27 PM

With thanks to Mrs Judy Norton and Mrs Jess Francis.

During Speech and Drama at the Girls’ School, the Year 7 and 8 students have been delving into the world of Shakespeare. For an authentic Shakespearean experience, the girls headed to the Pop-up Globe yesterday to enjoy the vibrant, dynamic and thought-provoking performance of ‘As you like it.’

The girls witnessed that Shakespeare's plays are indeed alive and well; with this play challenging literacy, action and listening.  Our girls were up close to the action as ‘groundlings’ and were literally on their toes as the action unfolded. The play was exceedingly well executed, showing the ability of the Globe’s cast to bring out the best in the audience. There was no doubt that their use of energy, humour, love, song, physical agility and fighting aggression, ensured entertainment was sustained for all.

The students will continue exploring the play for the rest of term, studying the scenes and acting them out in response to the performance. 

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