"Pupils work well together and individually, and are very successful in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including music, drama and games."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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Macbeth Workshop with Globe Theatre Storytellers

Monday, 12 September 2016

Pupil in Year 9 broadened their knowledge of Shakespeare’s tragedies with the Globe Theater’s storytellers. The focus was on Macbeth and as well as describing the whole of the plot, the session allowed the boys to get to grips with key quotes, important themes and character details that are vital for understanding this famous play.

The workshop was interactive throughout and also encouraged pupils to get involved as storytellers. As the one-man performance unfolded, the boys suggested what characters’ motivations might be and what they could say in different situations, provided atmospheric sound effects, simulated props and even took on minor roles themselves.

The Year 9 pupils are studying Romeo and Juliet in class this year, but the entertaining session with the Globe Theatre’s Education Practitioners has helped them to understand more about Shakespearean tragedies, and this will inform their work.

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Pupils provide sound effects for the one-man performance

Pupils provide sound effects for the one-man performance

Volunteers discussing a key scene from the play

Volunteers discussing a key scene from the play