Drama and Performance Studies
Trinity Shakespeare Festival
As part of the William Shakespeare Season promoted by the Globe Theatre, Trinity pupils have been involved in a number of activities inside and outside school.
Together as a school, our aim was to further the experience and understanding of Shakespeare in the classroom. All pupils in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 have been studying and performing extracts from a Shakespeare play in an exciting and informative way in their subject lessons. Pupils attended performances at The Theatre Royal Nottingham and The Nottingham Playhouse Theatre to see Romeo and Juliet and went to the Globe to see the Taming of The Shrew.
On activities day, 6th July, 22 pupils visited the Southbank and had a guided tour of the famous Shakespeare Globe and were privileged to see some actors warming up for the performance of Henry V.
The English, MFL, DT and Drama Department have embraced this season studying a variety of plays and the play text. Elizabethan costumes were worn during some lessons and pupils even translated Shakespeare into German and Spanish.
The season at Trinity will continue in the autumn term where more departments will be involved in teaching the famous works of Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare Plays Studied
- A Midsummer Nights Dream
- The Tempest
- A Comedy of Errors
- Romeo and Juliet
- The Taming of the Shrew
- Twelfth Night
- As You Like It
Shakespeare Festival - News Items
A Year 12 Resistant Materials class entered into the spirit of Shakespeare season by having a themed lesson.
In June, The Modern Languages Department celebrated Shakespeare along with other departments.
On 26th June, the Drama and Performance Studies Year 12 students visited the Globe Theatre.
Shakespeare Festival - The Globe
The Globe Theatre's Shakespeare Festival
Beginning on 21 April 2012, the Globe Theatre in London was proud to present an unprecedented programme of multi-lingual Shakespeare productions as part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for the London 2012 festival. Reveling in the vast array of communities and languages that make-up London's vibrant cultural landscape, 37 international companies presented every one of Shakespeare's plays in a different language over six weeks.
Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.