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Monks’ Dyke students experience Shakespeare in the place it all started

Students from Monks' Dyke Tennyson College arrive at the theatre in Stratford EMN-140424-111107001

Students from Monks' Dyke Tennyson College arrive at the theatre in Stratford EMN-140424-111107001

“If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work;” but there was no tedium for students from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College as they travelled to the home of Shakespeare to watch Henry IV Part I.

Sixth form Drama and Theatre students made their annual pilgrimage to Stratford upon Avon to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of one of the playwrights best loved history plays.

Miss Bates, Head of Expressive Arts at the college said: “Gregory Doran’s interpretation had echoes of how the play would have been performed in Shakespeare’s times but with the usual flair and artistry that we have come to expect from the company.

“Anthony Sher was a suitably loud and lewd Falstaff and worked wonderfully with Alex Hassel as his princely protégé Prince Hal.

“The students enjoyed the production enormously and will use their experience to help them prepare for their final exam.”

Pictured are some of the Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College students arriving 
at the theatre in Stratford upon Avon.

 

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