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'All the World's a Stage' Shakespeare Without Chairs...

Year 7 and 8 students have celebrated the culmination of a term and a half's work in a special showcase afternoon of the 'No Chairs Shakespeare' programme. This was with the University of Warwick, where postgraduate students have worked with classes on a once a week basis in order to deliver high quality and engaging drama lessons based on Renaissance drama play texts.

Each class, and their postgraduate tutor, delivered a series of energetic presentations to demonstrate some of the dramatic techniques they had been using to explore the text. The range and scope of talent was impressive, from Elizabethan 'Jeremy Kyle', to embodying one of the 'Seven Deadly Sins' and there were also some comedic interpretations of scenes. Amazingly, Isabel Peters (a year 7 student) sang a song she had written herself in front of the spellbound audience! When all the groups had presented, Professor Carol Rutter awarded every student with a certificate of participation. She also awarded prizes to  those students whose commonplace books had been particularly impressive. 

We are already discussing how we can develop the programme next year and will be back, bigger and even better - if that is possible!

 

Year 7 and 8 students have celebrated the culmination of a term and a half's work in a special showcase afternoon of the 'No Chairs Shakespeare' programme. This was with the University of Warwick, where postgraduate students have worked with classes on a once a week basis in order to deliver high quality and engaging drama lessons based on Renaissance drama play texts.

Each class, and their postgraduate tutor, delivered a series of energetic presentations to demonstrate some of the dramatic techniques they had been using to explore the text. The range and scope of talent was impressive, from Elizabethan 'Jeremy Kyle', to embodying one of the 'Seven Deadly Sins' and there were also some comedic interpretations of scenes. Amazingly, Isabel Peters (a year 7 student) sang a song she had written herself in front of the spellbound audience! When all the groups had presented, Professor Carol Rutter awarded every student with a certificate of participation. She also awarded prizes to  those students whose commonplace books had been particularly impressive. 

We are already discussing how we can develop the programme next year and will be back, bigger and even better - if that is possible!