THE TEMPEST

A shipwreck causes the fusion of two worlds and cultures in this darkly comic Shakespearean gem. Dig into the sand and what lies beneath? A remarkably observed study on Magical Realism, the soul and even theatre itself. Enjoying new found relevance in light of contemporary fiction (including Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed), THE TEMPEST, while often passed off as just another comedy, is, under those crashing waves, so much more.

  WHY THEY’LL IT

THE TEMPEST is pure magic and gives students so much more than laughter. A modern soundtrack, contemporary AV design, The Bard’s rich language – all set on Shakespeare’s vision of ‘Love Island’.

  WHY YOU’LL IT

Because it allows students to see the characters and words come to life in a bold 50 min adaptation of the play, offering a clear understanding of the key players on the island.

  EDUCATION INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
QLD | Terms 1 – 4  NSW | Terms 2 – 3  TAS | Term 2

GRADES
10 – 12

ENGLISH LINKS
Relevance, Shakespeare’s Comedies, Comparison
QLD | Literature Prescribed Text: External Assessment; Play Study; Hag-Seed novel comparison
NSW | Advanced English Module A: Textual Conversations with Hag-Seed

DRAMA LINKS
→ Shakespeare, Multimedia Theatre, Epic Theatre, Ensemble, Contemporary Performance, Inherited text

50 MINS + 10 MINS Q&A
7M x 7M PERFORMANCE SPACE (INDOOR WITH POWER)
$8.40 PER STUDENT (INC. GST) MINIMUM PERFORMANCE FEE APPLIES
TEACHERS’ RESOURCE KIT CONTACT OFFICE FOR PASSWORD

“WHAT YOU DO WITH SHAKESPEARE’S TEXT IS PERFECT FOR OUR STUDENTS.”
ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE

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