Katherine Warington School English Department welcomed Anthony Glenn’s Shaking Up Shakespeare on Thursday morning this week to perform his one man show of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Year 7.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a 16th century romantic comedy that is all about how “the course of true love never did run smooth”. We had a couple of lessons to help us to understand the very complicated plot and the large numbers of characters involved in the play and then sat back in awe to watch one, very energetic, man perform the whole thing, with lots of audience participation and enthusiastic volunteer helpers. Special mention to those who played the parts of Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius, Puck, the Changeling boy, Titania, the Mechanicals and the definitely necessary boy band. Particular mention must go to Daniel H (7Ke) for his excellent portrayal of Thisbe.
We will be studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream after the Easter holidays. We hope your young people enjoyed it!