Workshop with the Young Shakespeare Company
With opportunities in the Arts hit hard by Covid-19, it was hugely refreshing for our Year 5 and Year 6 boys to enjoy a workshop led by a senior actor from the Young Shakespeare Company.
The actor worked with a class at a time leading them through the play as they acted out key scenes. The Young Shakespeare Company are experts in using workshops to not only bring the play to life, but also in their use of questioning. The insightful answers to determine Lady Macbeth's thoughts when attempting to clean her hands showed just how much the boys understood about the play's flawed characters.
Providing Year 5 and Year 6 opportunities each year to enjoy and appreciate both the beauty of language and the richness of the plays will help the boys look forward to opportunities to study Shakespeare in the future. Many of the boys will have gone home buzzing with enthusiasm from this experience.