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Shakespeare Schools Festival, ‘We use the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives’

We were thrilled to announce earlier in the term, year 10 Drama student’s performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. ‘The Anglo European School’ have been fortunate to work alongside Shakespearean theatre practitioners in an active and ambitious way. Six weeks of preparation culminated in an exhilarating performance at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford; our students playing Shakespeare in a professional theatre.

As part of the preparation for this festival all Year 10 Drama students were invited to spend time at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford. They worked with Shakespearean practitioners to inform their approach to specific scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Each student threw themselves into all the physical and vocal workshops, often stepping out of their comfort zones!

November 1st was an experience to behold, all year 10 drama students embraced the professional environment of a tech and dress rehearsal. The event ended with a heartening, magical and memorable performance to friends and family. Ultimately, ‘Shakespeare School Festival’, was hugely beneficial for all involved. Mr Rafiq said “We have been able to bring aspects into the classroom to further support the development of GCSE Drama and English. Congratulations year 10, we are so proud of you – you are a credit to the school.”  Mrs Gee said “This was a fabulous showcase for our Year 10 thespians which we all thoroughly enjoyed. It was a great privilege for our students to work alongside theatre professionals to enhance their own increasingly confident performance skills. We were so proud of them all, creating such an amazing performance in just 7 weeks.”