Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Tempest- A storm! A shipwreck! An enchanted island!

Newport pupils from Mrs Fieldgate's literacy groups in Year 5 and 6 have been studying Shakespeare's play The Tempest. This play, the last one Shakespeare penned before retiring from the theatre, is a mystical, magical mysterious romantic comedy of revenge, a father's love for his daughter and the misuse of power. Having studied the plotlines and the characters, Mrs Fieldgate was keen to show the children how Shakespeare's work is best seen as a  live theatrical performance So this week the groups attended a matinee performance by Shakespeare4kids theatre company at  Dorking Halls.

The audience was treated to a wonderful performance of  the play. Here are a few of the children's comments:
"I thought the Tempest was amazing  and everyone should watch it!" commented Courtney.
"I thought it was very entertaining and the I loved how the actors interacted with the audience", stated Molly.
" The Tempest was brilliant- I really enjoyed  Caliban's performance", beamed Markus.
" The acting was great and the play was so funny. I would definitely recommend it to everyone" Katie.

A very big thank you to Mrs Wren  for giving up her time to help transport the children to the theatre.

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