28 February 2017

Drama and English staff and students enjoyed a day of interactive, practical and fun workshops centred around the play "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare.

The sessions were held by Tom Davey, a representative from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.  The first workshop was for students who are going to see the production of The Taming of the Shrew in London in 2 weeks time at the Globe Theatre. The workshops aimed to support the students in writing their analyses of the performance for their coursework.  Tom helped them to get into character and fully understand the play, its ideas and the interactions between the performers.  The second workshop was aimed at staff of English and Drama departments, demonstrating practical strategies for teaching any Shakespear play to a cohort of students, 

Take a look at the activities the students got up to: