The Merchant of Venice with Guildford Shakespeare Company
On Tuesday, 29th November, the Third Form were transported to Venice (via the Sports Hall) to experience a live performance of The Merchant of Venice by Guildford Shakespeare Company. Shylock, Portia, Antonio and Bassanio were all brought to life to help students in their study of the text and their understanding of Shakespeare’s theatre.
Students became part of the cast and were given the chance to add their own interpretation to the pursuit of a pound of flesh. The afternoon’s events were described by students as very engaging and that they felt more confident with the play as it really focused on the key scenes. Harrison B (3NRN) said he enjoyed how interactive the show was and how students had the chance to be involved.
Over the coming weeks, students will have the opportunity to put these new insights into their writing about the play during their lessons