Magnificent Macbeth

A group of Key Stage 4 students from both Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges had the privilege of attending Shakespeare’s Globe in London last week to watch a production of Macbeth, which forms part of their GCSE in English Literature.

Attending Shakespeare’s Globe adds to the impact of the play and allows students to truly feel immersed in the theatre environment.  Attending as Groundlings (an audience who stands in front of the stage) for the production also helped students further understand the context of Shakespeare’s time and experience the play as he intended.

Watching a Shakespeare play on stage allows the students to gain a better understanding of the themes and character development within this compulsory GCSE text and this helps them to develop their comprehension of the play. 

It was a lovely, sunny day and was enjoyed by all.