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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2013

On Monday 11 November, a group of 14 of our talented students took to the stage at Watermans Art Centre in Brentford, for a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The show marked the culmination of several months’ work by the cast, including the design and setup of the play, as well as the performance itself.

Stylishly telling the story of the magician Prospero, our budding thespians had the unique opportunity to show off their skills on a professional stage, taking their work beyond the academy building and gaining exposure to a wider audience. The students clearly relished the opportunity they were given, putting on a spellbinding performance and making the very most of the evening. Congratulations to all the students who were involved, and special thanks should also go out to Ms Greenwood, for coordinating the event from start to finish. Well done everyone!

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand. (Wikipedia)