Brushing up on Shakespeare

PUBLISHED: 13:53 12 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:10 12 May 2010

Actor Anthony Glenn and pupils at Roysia School, Royston

Actor Anthony Glenn and pupils at Roysia School, Royston

PUPILS at Roysia School in Royston put a new spin on Shakespeare s play The Tempest through the help of a professional actor. Anthony Glen spent the week working with the Year 8 pupils on an adaptation of the play which mixed modern language and the origi

PUPILS at Roysia School in Royston put a new spin on Shakespeare's play The Tempest through the help of a professional actor.

Anthony Glen spent the week working with the Year 8 pupils on an adaptation of the play which mixed modern language and the original script.

They held a dress rehearsal in front of the school on Friday before a performance for parents in the evening.

Mr Glen said: "The children have taken the play from scratch and made up their own adaptation.

"Although we have changed the dialogue we tried to keep the essence of the original script and the results have been successful."

As well as learning their lines, the pupils spent the week creating props and costumes for the production.

Rosemary Davey, head of English, said: "The children have been fantastic.

"They've all wanted to do their best and have been working really hard.

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