Globe Players Visit Year 7 and 9
On Wednesday, 5 November, the English Department welcomed the wonderful Globe Players back to Invicta for two special performances. Year 7 watched an hour’s show, called ‘What you Will’ which traced Shakespeare and his work from his arrival as a young actor in London, through his works and up to the burning down of the Globe Theatre near the end of his career. The three actors brought his work to life, slotting together expertly chosen vignettes with short narrative explanations, leaving us all in stitches, shock and, occasionally, very wet and with a new and remarkably extensive knowledge of his stories. A second performance, for Year 9, ‘What’s It All About?’, took us deeper into the great man’s work, using a similar style but linking scenes from different plays to look at the themes and ideas that fascinated Shakespeare and still stimulate debate and discussion today. These were two truly memorable performances that added wonderful depth and colour to our study of this crucial dramatist.
Thank you to Mrs Hutton and the English Department for organising this exciting event.