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Rosencratz and Guildenstern

On Thursday 9 March, the English department took a group of Lower Sixth students to London.

The day started with a visit to The British Library; students undertaking the English Language A Level course were treated to an English Language workshop by renowned socio-linguist Johnny Robinson, whilst those studying English Literature took part in a Literature in context workshop, which gave them the chance to take a more ‘hands on’ approach to exploring the socio-historical aspects of the texts they have been studying.

With great excitement, we then headed to The Old Vic to watch a performance of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a re-working of aspects of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring OW Josh McGuire and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Following on from a fantastic performance, Josh kindly did a question and answer session with the boys, which was much enjoyed by all. The trip was made even more memorable for some of our sixth formers who were lucky enough to meet Daniel Radcliffe during the interval – and didn’t miss the chance for a photo opportunity!

Meanwhile, students in the Upper Sixth were accompanied by Mrs Wyatt to watch a live streaming of the National Theatre’s production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Starring Ruth Wilson, this version of Ibsen’s play has been highly acclaimed by critics, and didn’t fail to impress.

On both trips, the boys were a credit to Warwick School, and thoroughly enjoyed these opportunities to further enrich the study of the subject.