We are so thrilled to be able to deliver our Shakespeare Up Close project digitally in two brand new filmed productions of Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth.
We understand the many challenges facing schools, teachers, and young people right now and the importance or accessing theatre productions for study and engagement. We are creating a filmed stage production of both Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth, as well as a behind the scenes video, and an educational resource pack for teachers and students for use to assist their studies. The performances will be able to be watched in class, at home or however fits in with your study structure.
Each production will be an abridged performance (similar to what we would perform if we had done the performance at your school), with 5 actors lasting around 75 minutes, which will be filmed in the Orange Tree Theatre, and accessible via our website along with the additional behind the scenes footage and education pack. This is most suitable for 12+ students.
Students Involvement We are really keen to get students and young people actively involved in this before they watch the filmed performance, and so we would love to ask your students if they have any specific questions for the actors or production team that they would like to send us in advance, so we can include them in the process and the behind-the-scenes footage.
The productions will be tailored to young people and maintain the engaging and contemporary approach that has become a hallmark of Shakespeare Up Close.
This will be ready for you to access by the end of March, just before the Easter holidays.
Access: Both productions will have the option for captioning and audio-description.
Please complete the google form here for any other questions or inquiries: https://forms.gle/L1DEfxm3Akf2rzca9
On Shakespeare Up Close, 2019:
Thanks for such a wonderful production. We loved that it was such a modern interpretation… the students also enjoyed the diversity of the actors as they could identify with them. The actors were very approachable, drawing the best from our students [in the workshop], they provoked discussion and ensured everyone felt included. Featherstone High School
If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me: [email protected]