The RSC Project is well under way…
- Written by Miss C Spenner
On the 2nd October, Mrs O’Shea, Mrs Golding and I took a trip to Stratford Upon Avon to begin our training with RSC Practitioners, Miles Tandy and Rachel Gartside. All extremely excited, we couldn’t wait to arrive at the RSC Clore learning centre early Friday morning. The first play we looked at approaching was Love’s Labour’s Won(Much Ado About Nothing.) The active learning strategies were great fun and we loved working with the teachers from other Hub schools. On Friday evening, we were able to see the preview performance of Love’s Labour’s Won at the RSC Theatre which was set in Warwickshire in 1918. It was a fantastic performance and by seeing the play live, we developed a much better understanding of characters, plot and themes. Saturday morning we begun with reviewing the play that we had seen and discussing the moments we remembered, just as students would do. We then begun to look at ways of approaching Two Gentlemen of Verona, activities included: creating tableaus for key quotations, listening to music to set the scene, chasing a dog around a table and exploring themes of the play.