Shakespeare for Schools Festival
“When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurly-burly's done, When the battle's lost and won.”
On Thursday 9th November a group of 26 pupils from Fitzwaryn School, aged between 11 and 14, performed their abridged version of Macbeth at the ‘Shakespeare for Schools Festival’ which took place at Headington Theatre. The performance was a culmination of a term’s work on Shakespeare’s play with an overarching cross curricular theme of Italy being studied.
The pupils performed first followed by three mainstream schools after technical and dress rehearsals at the theatre during the day.
The performance was judged to be another outstanding achievement for the school; the pupils were incredibly proud to have received such an over whelming response and lengthy applause from the audience, and in her closing speech the Festival Director gave high praise to the students, recognising that there was great clarity in the story telling which was enhanced by the use of music. She particularly noted the portrayal of the movement sequences, mentioning Macbeth’s vision of kingship to the lion king and moving on to say how well the pupils had interpreted the story and their characters emotions.