Y5 Serve Up A Shakespeare Tempest

Published on Tuesday 4 April 2017 by Mrs Gentles.

'Best Performance Ever'

On Wednesday 22nd March, all of Miss Golightly's Class took to the stage at King James 1 Academy, to perform scenes from William Shakespeare's, 'The Tempest.' It was an exhilarating and humorous interpretation of some of the comic scenes between Caliban, an island monster, and two drunken sailors from the shipwreck.

 

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The children have used problem solving skills to create an ensemble performance involving the whole class and used their creativity, ingenuity and knowledge of sound, voice and instruments to create the sound effects and music for the island spirits. Their resilience and determination to hone and perfect their performance was very apparent and they worked hard as a team to ensure success.

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Mrs Gentles said it was a pleasure to work with them as they were very professional, learned their lines well and even volunteered for rehearsals in their own time, but most of all because they really enjoyed the experience and had a lot of fun. A huge thank you from Mrs Gentles to all the children and their parents who came along and gave their support. Miss Golightly said she was extremely proud of her class. It was the first time she had attended the festival and she thought they all performed brilliantly.

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After Easter, two children from 5G will be selected to participate in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Playmaking festival in Stratford upon Avon, in July. They will be performing different scenes from 'The Tempest' with children from the other ten schools in our cluster, in front of a public audience and The Royal Shakespeare Company, in one of their Stratford theatres….exciting times to come.