Major Production 2014 – Conversations with Hamlet
This year the department produced Conversations with Hamlet, a postmodern production of the English set work Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
The show took place from the 12 -15 March 2014 in Mears Hall and the audience was drawn in by the enthralling atmosphere created by the fast paced action packed adapted script supported by the creative use of space and a multimedia visual feast. The emotional intensity of the tragic play was broken with wonderful comical moments.
The show featured a wide array of filmed scenes, sword fights and live movie shoots, mixed with intelligent acting, brilliant directing and a modern twist on lights, sound and smoke machines. Many long hours were spent in preparation for this event and all those who contributed are commended on an outstanding process and final product.
Some of the comments received
"........our learners thoroughly enjoyed it, found it beneficial and raved about it all the way home. It was very good indeed." Heather Parry, Head of English Home Language, Dainfern College
"It was a magnificent play. Well done on acting, lighting, sound-(musical pieces chosen) costumes, the passion really does shine through......" Bev Symington and the Kulcha Club girls
"In my 20 years of teaching, I have seen more school plays than I care to remember. Last night was simply outstanding. I loved the energy and creative use of space. Well done to all involved." Julie Arguile, English Department, St Stithians Girls' College
"A HUGE congratulations to you and all your students. What a stunning performance. I enjoyed every minute". Shirley Needham, St Stithians Junior Prep, Grade R Teacher
"Well done on an excellent performance. My students were very impressed and said it was the best student play they'd seen. They enjoyed the pacy, multimedia show..." Andrew Brouard, Head of English, Beaulieu College