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A Drama Showcase

12 May 2017

 

On Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May, the Centenary Hall came alive with a drama showcase from the 4th Form.  Performing for family and friends, the boys performed a collection of scenes, monologues, duologues and improvised peices based on their studies from the past year.

In the autumn term, the boys developed their physical expression on stage through looking at mime and the work of Marcel Marceau and created their own improvisations using Trestle Masks.  They then studied the aspect of the voice in performance and looked at the silent movies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.  In the spring term, the boys enhanced their English studies by exploring the plays of Shakespeare.

Highlights included:

  • Lucas P recited the famous “I have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King.
  • A slapstick silent movie written, directed and produced by James L, Dominic S, Harry B and Hector K, called “The Golfers”.
  • Leon M and Luke H devised and performed a fantastic piece using Trestle Masks to tell their story of mischief.
  • A Monty Python sketch called “The Bookshop” performed by Max T and Jarvis E.
  • Fred S, Wyatt F, Jack H and Benjamin T performed “The Restaurant”, which they wrote, directed and performed themselves.
  • David N, Jarvis E and Buster R gave a fantastic performance of a scene from “The Railway Children” by E. Nesbit.