On Thursday 26 April 2018, the English department has organised for all Year 11 students to watch a live screening of Macbeth, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Students will remain in school for the performance, which will be broadcast live from the RSC studio, meaning we can offer this opportunity at no cost.
We believe the live broadcast will be an invaluable experience for our students, exposing them to the play in its original form, and providing a more creative way of engaging with the revision of one of their core GCSE Literature texts. This experience will also help our students to gain a better understanding of the plot, characters and dramatic technique involved in transforming a play from ‘page to stage’, which will be vital in the lead up to their examination.
The broadcast will start at 9.00am, with a live introduction from the cast, and will include several intervals in which students will complete activities to complement their viewing of the play. In addition to this, there will be a live question and answer session with actors from the company to conclude the performance. The live broadcast will end at approximately 12.45pm when students will return to their normal lessons.
We recommend that students bring their own copies of Macbeth to the performance, so that they have the option to follow the text as it is performed. Students will be informed following the Easter break as to where they will be viewing the performance.
If you have any queries regarding your child’s involvement in this broadcast, please do not hesitate to contact me or their English teacher directly.