A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This term saw our Junior School pupils venture into the writings of William Shakespeare. The Book Club text, an abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, captured their imagination. A full scale production of this confusing but magical tale of love and mischief was then played out to packed audiences across two nights. It was an extravaganza of music, dance and well-rehearsed verse.
Every Junior pupil had an opportunity to perform and the delightful mix of classical and modern music, beautiful costumes, imaginative make up, full stage lighting and sound, as well as clear diction created an evening which our pupils will never forget.
I would like to thank our parents for their wonderful comments and just praise to our pupils who delivered their roles with such precision and enjoyment following weeks of rehearsals. Congratulations to our pupils, some of whom were only nine years old, but still able to recite Shakespearean verse with aplomb.
I would also like to thank all the Junior staff who helped create this production and to staff from other sections of the school who supported us at the performances. Thank you to Mrs Kloosterman for her initial idea to ‘try’ Shakespeare and for all her efforts in directing the play.
4 December 2015
Junior School News