Farlington’s Prep 6 tread the boards at The Globe

All the world’s a stage and all the girls of Prep 6 merely players. The Globe Theatre opened its doors once more to Farlington Prep and took us on a magical tour round the world of Shakespeare. We were truly entertained by a very flamboyant actor, with feathered cap and full length swirling leather coat reminiscent of the Pied Piper. He gave us a wonderful talk on the life and times of Shakespearian London, from the heads on Traitors’ Gate to the frost fairs on the Thames.

We then went to the Studio and were put through our paces, doing scenes from ‘Macbeth’, taking on the roles of Banquo, Macbeth, and the three weird sisters. The girls thoroughly enjoyed taking on different personalities and learning key lines from the play.

After lunch, we returned to the theatre and visited the exhibition, looking at different interactive areas, from special effects to playing chords on a synthesised lute. We also had the opportunity to find out what it would be like to wear costumes in Shakespeare’s time. Roseanna was dressed from head to toe in the costume of a shepherdess, whilst Millie had the chance to wear the jacket worn by ‘Richard the Third’. So one could say that, ‘All’s well that ends well’.

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