We have had a wonderful afternoon with Tom from West End in Schools, putting together a mini production of the fantastical comedy, 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' to mark the beginning of National Shakespeare Week.
We were very lucky to have the last slot of the day, just before the school came together to perform all of our parts together; it meant that we could carry momentum and all of our energy in our class workshop straight into the final performance!
To start off, Tom gave us a brief summary of 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' and some of the main characters, the Mechanicals.
We thought about gestures to convey distinctive features of each character's personality.
We learnt some actions to go with some lines that we would say as a whole group.
We participating in a 'walking audition' to allocate the parts: Bottom, Flute, Starveling, Snout and Snug.
We found out about what we had to do, i.e. how, when and where we had to move, and what we had to say.
All rehearsed... and ready for the final performance!