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Guiseley pupils enjoy festival for Shakespeare
9:11am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A mesmerising performance of Romeo and Juliet was given by students from Guiseley as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
The event, which is the UK’s largest youth drama project, gives thousands of young people and hundreds of teachers the chance to perform and direct abridged Shakespeare plays in professional theatres every year. This year more than 25,000 students are taking part in 134 theatres across Britain.
Guiseley School’s production of Romeo and Juliet was performed by Year 11 students at the Carriageworks, along with three other schools from the Yorkshire area.
Anne Dunkerley, curriculum leader for drama, said: “This is the seventh time we have participated in the festival, as it not only gives students the chance to work in a professional theatre but the opportunity to be creative and unlock what are often seen as difficult and boring texts.
“Our production was described as ‘mesmerising, captivating, charged with aggression but at the same time truly emotional.’ “The audience was spellbound and you could hear a pin drop as the tragedy began to unfold.
“The cast of Romeo and Juliet were superb to work with and we are extremely proud of our talented actors.”