SIX students took to the stage in Sydney for the 2016 Shakespeare Carnival performing two of the Bard’s most famous scenes over the weekend.
The Armidale School students submitted two pieces to the Sport for Jove run festival. Kaliya Alldridge, George Lane, Katie Miller and Hugh Worsley submitted a group piece from A Midsummer Night’s Dream while Ellen Coote and Matthew Turnbull prepared a duologue as star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet.
Drama teacher Leasa Cleaver said two theatrical pieces submitted by the students were nominated as Judge’s Picks and secured the group’s position at the festival.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity because being from a regional area students don’t get the chance to perform on the Sydney stage and have the experience of performing,” Ms Cleaver said.
“It’s really great for them to be using Shakespeare in a performance as well as bringing his text to life and off the page.
“It’s also a lot of fun.”
The group completed a full day workshop with the company as well as performed alongside other competitors on Saturday night in the York Theatre.
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