Shakespeare: As You Write It 2018

Australia Playhouse

Shakespeare:

A very entertaining and engaging performance. Our students were enthralled from start to finish and were able to participate in the performance through contribution of contemporary ideas. Thank you for a brilliant performance!
De La Salle College, NSW

Many companies claim to appeal to teenagers and teach at the same time as entertain but very few can do it. [Australia] Playhouse do and do it incredibly well. Our students (and staff) loved it. One of the best incursions we've had. Brilliant experience:
The Geelong College, VIC

Shakespeare: As You Write It 2018 (ages 11 - 18)
Devised by Brendon Bennetts


Back again by popular demand for its fourth outing!

"Shakespeare: As You Write It" is a hilarious tribute to the plays of the Bard and a hugely entertaining way of familiarising your students with Shakespeare.

Three actors collaborate with the audience to create a brand new Shakespearean play. Using a popular film chosen by the audience, as well as a bunch of pop culture references, buzz words and and anything else the audience decide to throw at us, we will create an improvised play utilising Shakespeare's most common conventions. This highly adaptable and versatile show can be used to connect students with Shakespeare's work across all abilities and year levels - from full on Shakespeare geeks to those who can't tell their wenches from their wrenches.

We'll look under the hood of Shakespeare's work, explore his world and recreate his obstacles, as the building blocks of Shakespearean theatre - scenes, similes, soliloquies and sword fights, poetry, prose and iambic pentameter - are all mixed together in a witches’ brew of fun-filled theatre!

Your students will laugh so much they won’t realise how much they have learned!


Teaching resources will be released around November 2017 - watch this space!

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It was a great, interactive piece and the students in attendance really responded well to the performers.
Meridan State College, QLD

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English, Languages

Themes

Shakespeare, Language Devices, Drama, Improv, Theatre, Literature

Artform

Comedy, Drama

Duration

55 minutes

Cost

$6.35+GST per student, or $700+GST per show for audiences of fewer than 110 students

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Availability

We still have availability in VIC, SA and WA in Terms 3 and 4. Simply give us a buzz for more date info in your area!

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Enquiry/Booking Request