•   Pre-16 Learners

Shakespeare Texts – Modern Twist

Event providers: UCEN Manchester

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This workshop can be delivered in-school or on site at Arden Theatre.

Are yous studying Macbeth currently for your GCSE Exams? Do you find it hard to understand the texts and themes that follow in the story? This workshop might be ideal for you!

Supervised and coordinated by actor and teacher Alan French, 2nd year degree acting students from the Arden School of Theatre Manchester will perform key scenes from Macbeth, in their original form and also in reimagined modern English.

Certain key scenes will be acted by the performers, followed by debates and discussions around what the scene means in its historical, language and cultural contexts.

There will also be fun activities that will make accessible the lives and motives of the play’s main characters – what happens when these characters appear on a ‘Jeremy Kyle’ type talk show to tell their side of the story and how will the audience respond…?

Total time of workshop is around two hours including a Q+A Panel with current students and Alan. Each school can have 2 bookings per day. Bookings are on first come first serve basis. Please confirm which date and time slot of booking you require when putting a booking through. We can have maximum 45 students in each of booking. The event is being held at in-school or at Arden Theatre, Nicholls Campus. Please specify if you want us to come into your school or if you wish to come onsite site at our Arden Theatre for the workshop.

Please note this event is only open to Year 10 or 11 students who have studied or are currently studying Shakespeare Macbeth texts. NOT applicable for Yr 9 students or students who do not know the Macbeth text.

Dates: 6th. 7th, 8th, 9th  and 10th June

Session Timings: There are 2 sessions available on each of the dates above. The timings for the sessions are as follows.

AM Session – 9:30am till 11:30am (school arrival by 9:15am if on our site. We will arrive in school by 9am if we go to your school)

PM Session: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (school arrival by 12:15pm if on our site. We will arrive in school by 12pm if we are going to your school)

For more information, please email nkhan@ucenmanchester.ac.uk

Event Age Groups IconY10, Y11

06 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022

2 session - one AM and one PM

Arden School of Theatre or In-School

Gatsby benchmark 5 7

RPF learner outcomes LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5

Booking info

Available Places: 45 maximum

Please state in the booking form, which date and time slot you are booking below. Below are all the dates and time slots that you can choose from. Each session is 2 hours long. You can have this in-school or on site at our Arden building, please also specify where you would like this.