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A Midsummer Day’s Dream - Globe Workshop at Talbot Heath

Pupils in Lower 4 at Talbot Heath school, were delighted to have a director from London’s Globe Theatre, visit them for a Shakespeare workshop.

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Kevin Bennett is a worldwide working director who works with both professional actors and school children.
Kevin Bennett is a worldwide working director who works with both professional actors and school children.

1st July 2021 — The Talbot Heath school community were delighted to welcome Kevin Bennett from Globe Education, who led workshops focusing on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' for the whole of Lower 4 in the STEAM Hub. Pupils explored elements of the theatre, the relationships between characters and the audience, and the rich language of the play through engaging drama - focused activities. Kevin was able to give pupils an insight into the influence of culture and society on the play and performance, which will prove useful to pupils when revisiting Shakespeare in Upper 4 and GCSE. One Lower 4 pupils commented: ‘Experiencing Shakespeare in such a dynamic way was delightful. It has definitely given some of us a new view on the magic of Shakespeare, his plays and his theatre.’

Thanks go to Kevin for his exciting workshop and to Mrs Wakeling, from the English department, for organising this event.

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Students performed scenes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Talbot Heath School (Girls 3-18) is a day and boarding school in Dorset.

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