Macbeth Performance in School
Students in Year 11 had the opportunity to watch a production of Macbeth performed for them in the school hall. It was a wonderful experience, which allowed them to consolidate their study of the play, as well as enjoying the text as Shakespeare intended – aloud!
The production was a small team of three actors who used costumes, voice and gestures to play a variety of characters, all while still staying faithful to the text.
Many Year 11 students commented that hearing the key quotations in the context of each scene really helped them to understand the impact and meanings intended by the author.
After the performance, the actors were kind enough to run a Q&A session where they shared more fascinating insights into the psychology of the characters, contextual links and their own personal interpretations of key scenes. Altogether, it was a great afternoon!
Miss Stentoft Teacher of English