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Celebration of Shakespeare event showcases Dramatic talent

Celebration of Shakespeare event showcases Dramatic talent

A legendary figure considered by many to be the greatest playwright of all time was honoured at a special dramatic event at Rydal Penrhos prior to the summer break.

The school held a special Celebration of Shakespeare event on Thursday, June 28 on a picturesque Memorial Quad, and those in attendance were treated to a number of different scenes from renowned plays written by the poet, playwright and actor, who continues to inspire generations more than 400 years after his death.

The group had been working immensely hard in the lead-up to the performance during the rehearsal stages under the passionate leadership of English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle, and their dedication really shone through during what was another excellent demonstration of the Performing Arts talent currently living and learning at Rydal Penrhos.

Notable highlights from the showcase came courtesy of excerpts from Macbeth, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was the chosen Dramatic Society production in 2016.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Our Celebration of Shakespeare was wonderfully and skilfully presented and our thanks, particularly to Miss Earle, to the Drama department. 

“The composure and level of performance from each pupil involved was of a very high standard indeed, and their real enthusiasm is further proof of just how beneficial promoting creativity and the Arts can be for a child’s overall development.

“This is something we actively encourage here at Rydal Penrhos, and congratulations go to each performer and staff member involved for another fantastic evening.”

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