Shakespeare workshops at the National Taichung Theater: February 1st and 2nd.
Day 1: Middle School and G10.
Middle school participated in an introduction to Shakespeare workshop. Students looked at extracts from a variety of Shakespeare plays to gain an understanding of iambic pentameter and how Shakespeare creates changes in tone by breaking this pattern.
Grade 10 participated in a Macbeth workshop. Students explored complex and direct language used in Shakespeare texts and staged their own duologues of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Day 2: Grade 9
Grade 9 classes explored a scene and a soliloquy from Romeo and Juliet. Students had fun exploring imagery and language in addition to staging their own interpretations of the scenes.
Overall, the students had a wonderful, enriching experience. We feel very fortunate to have been able to book Dewi Hughes (Drama Arts Productions UK) to host these workshops at the National Taichung Theater.
I wish to thank all the teachers and students involved - you made it a memorable experience! Thanks also to AST for supporting the project! Much appreciated.
Miss Katie Leahy
Teacher of English and Drama