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Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Bolton School Year 5 and 6 girls took part in a drama Workshop
with the Young Shakespeare Company, who brought the play 'Macbeth'
to life for them.
Young actors worked with the girls to help them understand the
story, language and characters, while performing scenes and
encouraging the girls to take part and discuss what they see.
A storyteller and four Young Shakespeare Company actors put on
the promenade-style performance in Hesketh House Hall, using
costume and props to tell Shakespeare's story of ambition, guilt
and revenge. The actors involved the girls in recreating scenes
from the play including the meeting between Macbeth and the
witches, the royal banquet at which Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost and
the thrilling battle in which Macbeth comes face to face with his
greatest enemy Macduff.
During the two hour session the storyteller enabled the girls to
become actively and imaginatively involved in the play through a
carefully structured range of drama and language activities. The
girls were encouraged to think about the motives, thoughts and
feelings of the characters and explore the language of
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