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A new play, placing Shakespeare's words into modern context.
It uses sonnets, quotes and speeches from different works and shows just how relative they are to our lives today.
We follow a woman in a mental institution on her journey through a landscape of memories of her son, joining her attempts to find out how his life turned so suddenly into something so very tragic. A multi-layered performance about dementia, adolescence, divisions in society, and boundless love and loss.
Wherefore Art Thou combines physical theatre with live music and modern spoken word poetry to bring Shakespeare's words to life in the here and now.
Suitable for anyone, from 15-year-olds to seasoned Shakespeare experts.
Workshop (45 mins)
This performance can be booked with a preparatory workshop, during which students will work with some of the lines and speeches used in the performance through drama. They will explore how the meaning changes when the context or intention is altered, and finally make the words their own.
The performance comes with a prep pack, free of charge, through which students will become familiar with six of the speeches used in the play, and explore the relevance of the words to their own lives. We recommend that the prep pack is worked on in class before attending the workshop/performance, as it will allow students to gain much more ownership of the material covered.
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