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Year 4 to take on legendary Shakesperean drama Macbeth for annual play

Year 4 to take on legendary Shakesperean drama Macbeth for annual play

A Preparatory School year group will be taking on a legendary Shakespearean play when they take the stage at a special event following the half term break.

The Year 4 contingent at Rydal Penrhos will be holding their annual play over two nights from Tuesday, March 19 until Wednesday 20 at the School Hall from 6pm.

Each pupil has been busy rehearsing their lines ahead of the opening night of Macbeth, under the guidance and support of Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated staff led by Music teacher Richard Davies.

Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare that dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

Of all the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign.

It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book, and is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy.

Over the course of many centuries, the play has attracted some of the most renowned actors to the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. It has been adapted to film, television, opera, novels, comics, and other media.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Year 4 play is always one of the highlights of the calendar here at Rydal Penrhos, and they have really challenged themselves by depicting such a world renowned and iconic production.

“They have all been working incredibly hard and have developed their skills considerably thanks to the expertise of Mr Davies, which should make for a fantastic two nights’ of entertainment.”

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