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Royal Shake­speare Company


As part of King Ethelbert’s part­ner­ship with the RSC (Royal Shake­speare Com­pany), Andrew Daw­son (from the Mar­lowe The­atre) came in to the school, to deliver a drama work­shop for year 9 stu­dents on Shakespeare’s The Mer­chant of Venice. Stu­dents have been study­ing The Mer­chant of Venice in both Eng­lish and Drama. Each year 9 form group had a 60 minute ses­sion where they devised small scenes from the play to help with their under­stand­ing of char­ac­ters and themes. The aim of the work­shop was to encour­age stu­dents to engage actively with Shakespeare’s work and lan­guage. It also pre­pared stu­dents for the visit to The Mar­lowe to see a per­for­mance of the play. Stu­dents thor­oughly enjoyed their ses­sions and would like to thank Andrew for his fan­tas­tic deliv­ery of the work­shop. This was an excit­ing end to the term for both staff and stu­dents and is just the begin­ning of the many oppor­tu­ni­ties King Ethelbert’s stu­dents will be able to take part in thanks to the RSC partnership.