Macbeth - NSW and VIC

The Australian Shakespeare Company

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"Thanks for your great work last week it exceeded expectations! There has been a transformation in the way in which the class is responding to the play. No longer are they simply reading words from the page, they are far more engaged in the play itself!"
BOB HILLMAN, TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Our Focus:

CONNECT with the characters through robust performances delivered by seasoned actors or the students themselves.
COMPREHEND the context of the play, the themes and meaning of the text using active rehearsal room techniques.
APPRECIATE the brilliance of the writing through analysis on the form, features and structure.
EXPRESS as creators when directing and performing scenes and through personal, analytical and creative writing.
INSPIRE the next generation with the timeless wisdom of classic literature and the ultimate life education it contains.

Our Incursion Program provides an explosive exploration of the works of Shakespeare. Catering to students of English and Drama, three company actors travel through the story of the play performing pivotal scenes along the way with passionate, in depth discussions about the world of the play, historical context, characters, themes, contemporary relevance and language styles.

Macbeth:

Go beyond the language on the page and into the hearts of these characters with spine chilling performances.Students get up close with the supernatural as they join us on stage some of the selected scenes and witness how magic penetrates Macbeth’s psychological state. The formidable Lady Macbeth is dissected tracking her descent into madness with the simultaneous unraveling of Macbeth.
Between scene discussion learning focus:
The role of magic and the supernatural
Understanding and contextualising each scene
Character analysis
Macbeth as a morality play
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Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, English, History

Themes

Supernatural, Truth And Deception, Ambition And Power, Fate, Time, Oder Vs Chaos, Masculinity, Love, Shakespeare, Language

Artform

Drama, Physical Theatre, Workshop

Duration

1 hour

Cost

$1,100 (For groups of 100+ each additional student $11)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Availability

Available in NSW and Victoria.
Some additional travel costs could apply for regional bookings.

Minimum performance space required: 5x5 metres
Bump in time: 60 minutes
Bump out time: 15 minutes
Other: Access to power

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