Five Go to the Big City

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Y13 had an amazing opportunity to have a tour of the Globe Theatre on Thursday 24th October 2013. As well as being able to see a traditional style Jacobean theatre we were lucky enough to learn about Shakespeare and traditional acting methods from his era. This will be helpful to us as we cannot only incorporate these techniques into our Devised Piece (Unit 3) but also with our written exam.

Later on we visited the Tate Modern where we engaged in an exhibition on ‘Word Sound Power’, by the Khoj International Artists’ Association. An installation which increased our spoken ability in performance was a particularly interesting way to explore speech and sound.

Finally, down the river at the Lyttelton Theatre, we had a fantastic chance to watch Julie Walters in discussion with Sir Richard Eyre and Literary Manager Christopher Campbell. It was wonderful being in the same room as these inspirational people and it also gave us real insight into the National Theatre in its 50th year.

Each section of the trip was a progression of theatre through time, allowing us to compare the historical with the modern.

By Nancy Lewendon C13