Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Curtain Falls on Successful Shakespeare Tour

A group of our year 9 and 10 drama students have just finished a successful run of Julius Caesar as part of this year's Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF).

They performed at The Epstein Theatre on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October, The Contact Theatre in Manchester on Wednesday 6 November and at the Charter Theatre in Preston on Thursday 7 November to much acclaim.

Drama teacher Mrs Waldron said: "Last night saw the end of our mini tour of the north west and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how very proud of all of the boys I am. They have worked incredibly hard, their performances have been truly outstanding and their attitude and behaviour has been exemplary. They have been complemented by theatre staff, festival organisers and teachers from other schools across the region."

A teacher from a school performing on the same night as us in Liverpool kindly sent in this message:

"I just wanted to send a quick note to commend the young men from your school who participated in the recent Shakespeare for Schools Festival at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool. I teach at Cavendish High School in Runcorn, a school for students with severe learning difficulties. Our students had the pleasure of sharing the cast workshop with your young men. Your students were very gracious, keen to engage with our students and made a tremendous effort to make our young people feel included and gave positive feedback after our short clip. This tremendously helped our young students as it gave them confidence for the night. On the night of the performance we met some of your students as they were entering the theatre. They were extremely polite and with no prompts wished our students good luck for the performance. The young men are a credit to your school."

Well done to all students and staff involved in the production, bravo!

To find out more about the Shakespeare School Festival please visit www.ssf.uk.com

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Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?

MRS. JOHNSTONE: What? What?

MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week

Joy

"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

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