18 Jun, 2019
10 : 00
“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”The Today Show.
Friday 14thJune, saw the third annual production of the YCIS drama group Shakespeare play. This year, The Tempestwas given a contemporary, musical makeover.
“We are such stuff as dreams are made of,” Prospero (Tony Y7) says and indeed this was a dreamlike drama with sumptuous scenery crafted by the lower secondary art students. In a reverse of the Shakespearean tradition, the male parts were played by female actors.
Miranda (Makaylyn Y9) falls for Ferdinand (Evelyn Y8) when the family is shipwrecked in a tempestuous storm. Prospero is reunited with his traitorous sister Queen Alonso (Bella Stratton Y7) and all is forgiven. But now they are all trapped on a deserted island! Will they ever escape?
The audience was encouraged to sing-a-long and all agreed it was a magical experience.
‘It’s a funny, contemporary story and visually, this is grand, exciting stuff.”Erica Year 10
“The show is warm, perceptive, and amusing …touched with magic. “Harry Year 10
“The most wonderful Shakespearean play in the entire universe!”- HG Year 10
“To see or not to see,”Colin Year 10. “If you missed it, you missed a treat”.
Also staring from Year 7Eun Gyeong as Gonzalo, Rabin as Sailor,Nicholas as Sebastian,Sarah as Stephano, Alice as Ariel,Yu Dam as AdrianYear 8Sarah as Antonio, Angela as TrinculoYear 9Hannah as Caliban.Acting is a great way to improve your English and these students collaborated creatively to put on a great show.
The Tempest was part of The Celebration of Learning: an exhibition and demonstrations of the work that the lower secondary students had completed over the last academic year.