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Storytelling, Shakespeare and song: the Scottish play takes centre stage at Woodside High!

The Young Shakespeare Company treated Year 11 students to a performance of Macbeth this week. Performed in the round, students could witness the play live and at close quarters. Five performers shared all the roles in the play, including a particularly effective interpretation of the three witches as the ghosts of deceased children. 

After the performance, many students commented on how it helped them understand the play and the dynamics between the characters. This will greatly help Year 11 students prepare for their GCSE Drama and English Literature examinations.

The performers also delivered a class explaining how they made choices of how to interpret their characters and their motivations. Students were even called on to vote for which version of Malcolm they wished to see; a bold, confident warrior or a hapless, ineffective prince. So, how would you perform Macbeth?