Year 5 and Year 6 take on ‘Hamlet’

Hallfield School | 30 Nov 2017 | ISC Icon IAPS Icon
Last week we welcomed The Young Shakespeare Company back to Hallfield to spend the day working with our Years 5 and 6 children.
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This year’s play, ‘Hamlet’, is not only Shakespeare’s longest play, it is also believed to have been the most popular of his plays during his lifetime.

During an interactive workshop in the morning, the children were drawn in by the drama and intrigue of the plot while exploring in detail the complex motives and feelings of each character. In the afternoon, we were dazzled and enthralled by a full performance of the play by the touring cast.

Many of the children were even given a chance to perform roles alongside the professional actors. Congratulations in particular to Hashim Najib and Ritik Jose who gave fantastic performances as mad Hamlet, Nayana Pillay who played Polonius Kiyan Miller as Horatio and Layla Majid and Rohan Chatta who played Hamlet’s former friends, Rosencrantz and Guildernstern.

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Hallfield is a leading co-educational day preparatory school for 570 children aged between 3 months and 11 years. Set in a 20-acre campus in leafy Edgbaston, just two miles from the centre of Birmingham, Hallfield is a Christian School (Church of England) which actively welcomes children from all faiths.

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