You taught me language, and my profit on’t is I know how to curse.
Wilstead Lower School welcomed back the fabulous performers from Say Two Productions to work with us again watching and acting excerpts from Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest.
First we were introduced to a short excerpt from the tragedy Hamlet. We met the Prince together with his mother and the wicked Cluadius. We even saw a ghost! We really liked the scene where Hamlet presents a play to Claudius and his mother and in the play the king is poisoned.
Finally we saw some of The Tempest. This play has some great characters from the scary Prospero and his pretty daughter Miranda to the sprite Ariel (who “dances like a ballerina!”) but the bit we liked the best was at the end when Caliban makes friends with Stephano and Trinculo. They were very silly and made a lot of mess!
It was really funny when Stephano said “Kiss my foot”….then made a mess with the water
During the rest of the day, the actors worked with different classes. Each class was set a small scene to perform at the end of the day. One class introduced us to some of the characters in A Midsummer Nights Dream, others acted a small scene about going to The Globe theatre and yet others acted a small part from The Tempest. We had lines to say, costumes to wear and some of us even got to hold swords!
At the end of the day, the whole school came back together and watched the performances of our friends. It was a fabulous day full of excitement, enthusiasm and wonder. We all agree,